vine leaf

Lemma

vine leaf

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

c. n., pl. vine leaves

Definizione

A lateral outgrowth from a grapevine stem that is typically a flattened expanded trilobate greenish organ, constitutes a unit of the foliage, and functions primarily in food manufacture by photosynthesis. 1

Nota

Although the grapes get some of their sugar from the carbohydrates stored in the perennial wood of the vine during the earliest stages of ripening, the vast majority of sugar production is performed by the vine's leaves during the middle and later stages of ripening. 2

Contesto

Reddening vine leaves with green veins is a symptom of viral infection. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[vaɪn li:f] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Vine = c.1300, from O.Fr. vigne, from L. vinea "vine, vineyard," from vinum "wine".

Leaf = middle English leef, lef, from Old English leaf, related to Old Saxon löf. All these words probably derive from Indo-European base *leub(h)-, *leup-, “to strip, to peel”, whence probably also Latin liber (from *lŭber), “bast, book”. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Mon Sep 5 00:00:00 2005
Autore

Martina Bonasso, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : DA «http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf», (24/10/2011)
«http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1885978/», (24/10/2011)

2 : «http://winenosenews.tripod.com/frames/wineterms.html», (12/10/2011)

3 : H. Johnson, J. Halliday, The Vintners Art, How Great Wines Are Made, New York, Simon & Shuster, 1992.

4 : A. S. Hornby, Oxford Advanced Learner’ s of Current English, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000.

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=vine&searchmode=none», (17/01/05)

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