straggly cluster


straggly cluster

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Straggly means that the bunches are decidedly open with large open spaces and very few berries. 1
Cluster alternative viticultural term for bunch of grapes. 8


Depending on how many flowers set fruit on a cluster, the density of the cluster will vary. […]:
Straggly – plenty of space between berries; berries are unevenly sized and spaced. 2


Even so, not all varieties set their fruit equally well; with normal pruning, some tend to set straggly clusters; other, near-perfect clusters; and still others, overcompact clusters. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/'strægəli 'klΛstə||-ər/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Synonym: loose cluster 6
Antonym: compact cluster 7


cluster: Old English clyster “cluster”, probably from the same root as clot (n.)
Straggle (v.): c. 1400, “to wander from proper path, to rove from one’s companions”, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stragla “to walk laboriously”), or a frequentative of straken “to move, go”. Specifically of soldiers from 1520s. Related: straggled, straggling. 5

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Università degli studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Tue Mar 5 17:20:21 2013

Francesca Biscazzo


1 : « United States Standards for Grades of American (Eastern Type) Bunch Grapes», 1997, 23/02/2013, p. 4

2 : Rombough,L., The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture, White River Junction (VT), Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002, p. 5

3 : Winkler, A., J., General Viticulture, University of California Press, 1974, p. 339

4 : Dictionary of Contemporary English, Barcelona, Longman Group, 1995 , third edition, p.245, p.1424

5 : «raquo;, Online Etymology Dictionary, 03/02/2013,

6 : Sicheri, G., Perinotti, M., Dizionario Enologico, Milano, Hoepli Editore, 1999, p. 32

7 : Worthington, W., The encyclopedia of practical horticulture: a reference system of commercial horticulture, coevring the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables, North Yakima (Washington), The Encyclopedia of Horticulture Corporation, 1914, p. 595

8 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 260

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