Meaning of CURRANT in English

CURRANT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

red

Give a little extra nitrogen to blackcurrants and cooking apples; extra potash to gooseberries and red and white currants .

Gooseberries and red and white currants can now be pruned if this was not done during the winter.

■ NOUN

bun

They were buying Eccles cakes and treacle tart and currant buns and iced tarts with bright-red cherries on top.

She reminded him of a currant bun .

You're a marvellous worker; and what's more, you make the best currant buns I've ever tasted.

Cockney mums were making tart comments to waitresses about the shocking price of currant buns .

Mama, Millie has brought you a present; they're currant buns .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He silently helps her gather currants, having interpreted her blush on seeing him as the beginning of affection.

I conjured up visions of wild mushroom risotto, tiramisu, Cherry, Garcia ice cream, and currant scones.

She garnished her built-up Trifle with strips of bright currant jelly, crystallised sweetmeats or flowers.

Stir in currants and mixed peel. 3 Add enough milk to make a soft, smooth dough.

Theodora wiped her hands on the damp grass and lay down again beneath the currant bushes.

To make sauce, in a small saucepan, soak currants in creme de cassis and wine for 45 minutes.

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