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raisin

[ rey-zin ]
/ ˈreɪ zɪn /
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noun

a grape of any of various sweet varieties dried in the sun or by artificial means, often used in cookery.
dark purplish blue.

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Origin of raisin

1350–1400; Middle English raisin, reisin<Old French <Vulgar Latin *racīmus, for Latin racēmusraceme

OTHER WORDS FROM raisin

rai·sin·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for raisin

raisin
/ (ˈreɪzən) /

noun

a dried grape

Derived forms of raisin

raisiny, adjective

Word Origin for raisin

C13: from Old French: grape, ultimately from Latin racēmus cluster of grapes; compare Greek rhax berry, grape
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