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buffalo currant

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noun
an ornamental shrub, Ribes odoratum, of the central U.S., having showy, drooping clusters of fragrant yellow flowers and edible black fruit.
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Origin of buffalo currant

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; so called from its growth in a region where there were buffalo
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