- the small, round, blackish, edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family.
- the shrub itself.
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Examples from the Web for black currant
The evening is commonly called the 'Aalbessen (black-currant) hos.'Dutch Life in Town and Country
P. M. Hough
This energetic organism chafed under the bed-clothes and the black-currant tea and the hushed eucalyptic calm of the chamber.
He supported life on black-currant tea and an atmosphere impregnated with eucalyptus.
At seven he painted the Battle of Waterloo with tiger-lily pollen and black-currant juice, in the absence of water-colours.Return of the Native
Generous jugs of cream softened the tartness of the black-currant pudding or the green-gooseberry tart.The Old Inns of Old England, Volume I (of 2)
Charles G. Harper