- any of various currant shrubs of the genus Ribes, bearing an edible, red fruit.
- the fruit itself.
Origin of red currant
First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for red currant
If roasted, it should be served with red-currant jelly; if boiled, with caper sauce.The Skilful Cook
Stealing into her room on tiptoe, I saw she was sleeping peacefully, and that she had eaten the red-currant tart.Rossmoyne
The red-currant fool made a similarly agreeable impression on Major Flint.
How swiftly they swarmed up the social ladder with their Rolls-Royces and their red-currant fool, and their sables!
Fru Kongstrup gave him red-currant wine and cake, and the farmer gave him a two-krone piece.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
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