black currant

noun

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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Pomona's biggest seller is Kir, a blend of black currants and apples that's based on a popular French drink. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Bicentennial bucket list: 20 essential Illinois drinks," 29 June 2018 Those ingredients include flaxseed oil, hemp-seed oil, rice bran, black currant and coconut and grape seed oils. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Connoils, manufacturer of hemp and other oils, to move from the town of Waukesha to Big Bend," 13 July 2018 This pale ale is brewed with black currants and iodized salt. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The Definitive Summer Guide to Shower Beer," 6 June 2018 Named the Cassis & Desist, their version uses Lejay Cassis, a French black currant liqueur, Campari, and Bimini Gin, a smaller-batch brand from Maine that has only just recently become available in California. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Negroni Week Is Here So You Can Sip Your Favorite Cocktail for a Good Cause," 1 June 2018 The latest scent from the women-owned and -operated brand smells like juicy grapefruit, black currant, and floral lily of the valley, with a rich base of cedar wood and musk. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "A Scent That Captures the Essence of New York," 9 May 2018 The fragrance is made up of sparkling notes of grapefruit and black currant that feels energizing, followed by soft lily of the valley and a woody musk base. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Scent Memo for Spring: Citrus," 8 May 2018 Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Eye and Lip Contour Cream, $200; nordstrom.com Anastasia Beverly Hills Face Oil: $64 A blend of jojoba, rosehip and black currant oil — among a few others — will rejuvenate your skin. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Spends Over $4,500 on Her Skincare Staples," 26 Apr. 2018 David Harper wins several—for his apple peanut butter pie and black currant tiramisu, among others—and strides up to the front with flip-flops thwacking. Claire Mcneill, Bon Appetit, "Inside the National Pie Championships: Keep Calm and Carry Cool Whip," 13 Apr. 2018

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1629, in the meaning defined above

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