Meaning of CURRANT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkər-ənt, ˈkə-rənt ]


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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