Etymology
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Catawba (n.)

type of American grape, 1857, the name taken from the river in the Carolinas, in which region the grape was found. The river is named for the Katahba Indian group and language (Siouan), from their word katapu "fork of a stream," itself a Muskogean loan-word meaning "separate."

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Definitions of Catawba

Catawba (n.)
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas;
Catawba (n.)
slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape;
Catawba (n.)
the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba;
From wordnet.princeton.edu