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black currant

  1. the small, round, blackish, edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family.
  2. the shrub itself.
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  • 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.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • He supported life on black-currant tea and an atmosphere impregnated with eucalyptus.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • At seven he painted the Battle of Waterloo with tiger-lily pollen and black-currant juice, in the absence of water-colours.

  • Generous jugs of cream softened the tartness of the black-currant pudding or the green-gooseberry tart.