ribes

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ri·bes

noun \ˈrī-(ˌ)bēz\
plural ribes

Definition of RIBES

:  any of a genus (Ribes) of shrubs (as a currant or a gooseberry) placed either in the saxifrage or gooseberry family that have small racemose variously colored flowers and pulpy 2-seeded to many-seeded berries

Origin of RIBES

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, currant, from Arabic rībās rhubarb
First Known Use: 1543

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