From Middle French, from Old French grappe, grape, crape (“cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes”), from graper, craper (“to pick grapes”, literally “to hook”), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *krappo (“hook”), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappą (“hook”), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (“hook”), *gremb- (“crooked, uneven”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to turn, ebnd, twist”). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe (“hook”), Old High German krapfo (“hook”) (German Krapfe). More at cramp.
grappe f (plural grappes)
When used to quantify a stated object, the singular form of that object is used, contrary to English.
- une grappe de raisin
- a bunch of grapes
- “grappe” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- French: grappin