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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 cooking.
dark purplish blue.
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Origin of raisin

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English raisin, reisin, from Old French, from unattested Vulgar Latin racīmus, for Latin racēmus; see raceme

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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