- raise the devil,
- raise the roof,
- raised beach,
- raised bog,
- raisin river,
- raising plate,
- raison d'etat,
- raison d'etre
Origin of raisin
Examples from the Web for raisin
Amiri Baraka echoed this sentiment 17 years after Raisin premiered—post-Birmingham, post-Medgar, post-Malcolm.
When Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun, America was shimmering with the stirrings of social agitation.
Raisin has racked up five Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, and Best Direction of a Play.
An' as for the Simmonses, I don't believe they see a raisin from one year's end to the other.Young Lucretia and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins
The Congleton cakes are of triangular form, with a raisin inserted at each corner.
They flocked round and swooped down upon the parcel like birds of prey, and left not a raisin behind.A Boy's Town|W. D. Howells
The red gintlemen, for some raisin at all, or more likely without any raisin, have taken a great anxiety to make our acquaintance.Adrift in the Wilds|Edward S. Ellis
It has always been the ambition of California's raisin makers to produce the Dehesa brand.
Word Origin for raisin
"dried sweet grape," c.1300, from Anglo-French raycin (late 13c.), Old French raisin "grape; raisin," from Vulgar Latin *racimus, alteration of Latin racemus "cluster of grapes or berries" (also source of Spanish racimo, Italian racemo), probably from the same ancient lost Mediterranean language that gave Greek rhax (genitive rhagos) "grape, berry." Dutch razun also is from French; German Rosine is from an Old French variant form.