from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of medical treatment in vogue in certain parts of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Tyrol, consisting in a more or less exclusive diet of grapes.
We do not fancy the Bonapartist grape-cure, nor believe in it.
Children do not, as a rule, bear the grape-cure well.
After losses of blood, and in allied states of exhaustion, the restorative powers of the grape-cure are often  strikingly exhibited.
'My husband insists upon trying the baths of Bormio, and then we are to go over a pass for him to try the grape-cure at Meran.
I have been through what is called the grape-cure, much more charming, certainly, than the water-cure.
The effects of a milk and vegetable diet, of gluten bread in diabetes, of cod-liver oil in phthisis, even of such audacious innovations as the water-cure and the grape-cure, are only hints of what will be accomplished when we have learned to discover what organic elements are deficient or in excess in a case of chronic disease, and the best way of correcting the abnormal condition, just as an agriculturist ascertains the wants of his crops and modifies the composition of his soil.
The word 'grape-cure' is a compound of 'grape' and 'cure'.