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A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • currant — ► NOUN 1) a dried fruit made from a small seedless variety of grape. 2) a shrub producing small edible black, red, or white berries. ORIGIN from Old French raisins de Corauntz grapes of Corinth (the original source) …   English terms dictionary

  • currant — /kerr euhnt, kur /, n. 1. a small seedless raisin, produced chiefly in California and in the Levant, and used in cookery and confectionery. 2. the small, edible, acid, round fruit or berry of certain wild or cultivated shrubs of the genus Ribes.… …   Universalium

  • currant bush — noun any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants • Syn: ↑currant • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑red currant, ↑garden current, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • currant — n. 1 a dried fruit of a small seedless variety of grape grown in the Levant and much used in cookery. 2 a any of various shrubs of the genus Ribes producing red, white, or black berries. b a berry of these shrubs. Phrases and idioms: flowering… …   Useful english dictionary

  • currant — noun 1》 a small dried fruit made from a small seedless variety of grape, used in cookery. 2》 used in names of various small edible berries and the shrubs which produce them, e.g. blackcurrant, white currant. Origin ME raisons of Corauntz,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Berries — Berry Ber ry, n.; pl. {Berries}. [OE. berie, AS. berie, berige; akin to D. bes, G. beere, OS. and OHG. beri, Icel. ber, Sw. b[ a]r, Goth. basi, and perh. Skr. bhas to eat.] 1. Any small fleshy fruit, as the strawberry, mulberry, huckleberry, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • currant — [[t]kʌ̱rənt, AM kɜ͟ːr [/t]] currants 1) N COUNT Currants are small dried black grapes, used especially in cakes. 2) N COUNT Currants are bushes which produce edible red, black, or white berries. The berries are also called currants. → See also ,… …   English dictionary

  • White currant — Taxobox name = Ribes image caption = White currant regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Saxifragales familia = Grossulariaceae genus = Ribes species = R. glandulosum binomial = Ribes glandulosum binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Zante currant — California seedless grape raisins on the left and California Zante currants on the right, along with a metric ruler for scale. The Zante currant (in the United States), or currant (in other English speaking countries) are dried berries of small,… …   Wikipedia

  • black currant — noun 1. widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries • Syn: ↑European black currant, ↑Ribes nigrum • Hypernyms: ↑currant, ↑currant bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Ribes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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