from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word grape-cure.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • When rich folk felt clogged and unfree

    They'd travel to mountains or sea,

    Or make an escape tour

    Including a grape-cure

    To purge them of turgid ennui.

    July 16, 2017

  • Is wine acceptable?

    July 16, 2017

  • From what I read you had to eat leaves and stems too, but I suspect wine was the point. The customers came eagerly and left happy.

    July 16, 2017