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red currant

  1. any of various currant shrubs of the genus Ribes, bearing an edible, red fruit.
  2. the fruit itself.
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Origin of red currant

First recorded in 1620–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of red currant

  • If roasted, it should be served with red-currant jelly; if boiled, with caper sauce.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • Stealing into her room on tiptoe, I saw she was sleeping peacefully, and that she had eaten the red-currant tart.



  • The red-currant fool made a similarly agreeable impression on Major Flint.

    Miss Mapp

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • How swiftly they swarmed up the social ladder with their Rolls-Royces and their red-currant fool, and their sables!

    Miss Mapp

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • Fru Kongstrup gave him red-currant wine and cake, and the farmer gave him a two-krone piece.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo