buffalo currant


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

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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