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

Examples of black currant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gravelly notes lurk under intriguing layers of delicate violets, black currant, anise, mint and pipe tobacco on the nose. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2021 Think of a fresh fruity and feminine base of candy floss, vanilla, and subtle sandalwood with light top notes of citrus, white floral, and black currant. Essence, 20 Sep. 2021 The balm is infused with black currant seed and grapeseed oils that smooth and soften the lips. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2021 The original tequila sunrise had no orange juice or grenadine in sight; instead, the cocktail was made with black currant liqueur crème de cassis mixed with tequila, lime, ice and soda water. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021 Licataa has an earthy aroma with good tannins and notes of blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and black currant on the palate. Bon Appétit, 3 Sep. 2021 On the nose, there is tropical fruit, plum, black currant and dark summer berries. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 25 June 2021 Elsewhere on the beach, a party of two was erecting a windbreak whose blocks of color—black currant and orange and lime—were reminiscent of a particular brand of ice lolly fondly remembered from childhood. Hermione Hoby, Harper's Magazine, 22 June 2021 The perfect salty ocean breeze is brought to life with bergamot from Calabria, black currant, jasmine and mimosa. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of black currant

1629, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black currant was in 1629

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29 Nov 2021

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“Black currant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20currant. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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