Meaning of CURRANT in English



Pronunciation: ' k ə r- ə nt, ' k ə -r ə nt

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English raison of Coraunte, literally, raisin of Corinth

Date: 14th century

1 : a small seedless raisin grown chiefly in the Levant

2 : the acid edible fruit of various shrubs (genus Ribes ) placed in either the saxifrage or gooseberry family also : a plant bearing currants

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