from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting territory along the Catawba River in North and South Carolina and now located in western South Carolina.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Siouan language of the Catawba.
  • n. A reddish North American grape developed from the fox grape.
  • n. Wine made from this grape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Native American people who inhabit the Carolinas.
  • proper n. The language of this people.
  • proper n. A river in the Carolinas which rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flows approximately 220 miles (350 km) before joining the Wateree River and ultimately flowing into the Atlantic. The path of the Catawba river.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. A reddish American dessert grape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A well known light red variety of American grape.
  • n. A light-colored, sprightly American wine from the Catawba grape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of native grape, with red fruit, much cultivated in the middle United States, taking its name from the Catawba river in the Carolinas, where it was first raised.
  • n. The wine made from this grape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba
  • n. a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
  • n. slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape


After the Catawba (River) .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From catawba, as the tree was the people's totem. (Wiktionary)



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