noun rai·sin \ˈrā-zən\

: a dried grape used for food

Full Definition of RAISIN

:  a grape of any of several varieties that has been dried in the sun or by artificial heat

Origin of RAISIN

Middle English, from Anglo-French, grape, raisin, from Latin racemus cluster of grapes or berries — more at raceme
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RAISIN


geographical name Rai·sin \ˈrā-zən\

Definition of RAISIN

river ab 115 miles (185 kilometers) SE Michigan flowing into Lake Erie


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