black currant


Definition of black currant

: a European perennial currant (Ribes nigrum) bearing aromatic edible black berries that are used especially in flavoring liqueur (such as cassis) also : the fruit

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One variety is very cheesy; the vegan has onion and garlicky flavors; and the spicy choice, a bit fiery, gets its red color from beets, black currants, and tomatoes. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Chickpea Puffs give cheesy puffs a makeover," 5 Aug. 2019 My favorite combination is mastic and black currant ice cream. Vogue, "This New Turkish Swimsuit Line Is Giving ’90s Minimalism an Athletic Edge," 22 May 2019 The bushes popped with gooseberries and red and black currants. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "In Sweden, a DIY dining adventure," 26 July 2019 Lavender from the garden infuses the gin in the Dark Knight cocktail (the gin is barrel rested and mixed with fresh lime, black currant syrup and tonic). Sherry Stern, Orange County Register, "Great Escape: It’s always inn season at Rancho Bernardo," 14 June 2019 Or swing by Fulton's Serenity Valley Winery for local Pinot Grigio and red wine with black currants in a boutique lakeside setting. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 In addition to traditional and contemporary craft ciders, Finnriver makes botanical ciders, including a soft, fruity blend of black currant and lavender, and a crisp, tart cranberry-rosehip mix. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Destination Dining: Finnriver Farm & Cidery," 25 Sep. 2018 At the castle base, stands sold a hot black currant wine called ribezlak to the few passersby. Tara Isabella Burton, WSJ, "Escape to Bratislava: A Secret Charmer on the Danube," 18 Sep. 2018 From the first cab vines planted on Red Mountain comes this firm cab, loaded with flavors of black currants, blackberry and hints of sage. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018

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1629, in the meaning defined above

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