Meaning of grapevine

grape•vine

Pronunciation: (grāp'vīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a vine that bears grapes.
  2. a person-to-person method of spreading rumors, gossip, information, etc., by informal or unofficial conversation, letter writing, or the like.
  3. a private or secret source of information.

Grape•vine

Pronunciation: (grāp'vīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in N Texas. 11,801.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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