raisin

noun
rai·​sin | \ ˈrā-zᵊn How to pronounce raisin (audio) \

Definition of raisin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Raisin

geographical name
Rai·​sin | \ ˈrā-zᵊn How to pronounce Raisin (audio) \

Definition of Raisin (Entry 2 of 2)

river about 115 miles (185 kilometers) long in southeastern Michigan flowing into Lake Erie

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Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, wine, lemon juice, vinegar, and raisins and bring the mixture to a boil. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Alex Hitz's Chicken Country Captain Recipe," 2 Feb. 2013 Combine oil, vinegar, raisins, cornichons, capers, fennel seeds, parsley, and chopped cauliflower in a bowl. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Salami Sandwiches with Cauliflower Relish," 31 Oct. 2018 Try adding raisins or dried apricots to quick-cooking barley and serving it as a side dish. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 She was served a cake of peanut butter, honey, raisins and fish. Anthony Izaguirre, BostonGlobe.com, "Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies," 21 Feb. 2018 Whether that’s an energy gel, handful of raisins, or Snickers bar is up to you and your gut. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018 It's made with French bread and golden California raisins and topped with a scoop of Oscar's vanilla frozen custard and bourbon vanilla butter cream sauce for $7.95. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taylor’s People's Park: Gourmet fast food, people with personality and a skulk of Foxes," 25 Apr. 2018 Almond flour is a wonderfully sweet, nutty complement for fresh carrots, walnuts, and raisins. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Gluten-Free Carrot Cake," 14 May 2018 According to El Cajon historian Eldonna Lay, Asher’s raisins won first prize in Chicago’s 1892 World’s Columbian Exposition. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "El Cajon Sears to shutter after a half-century," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of raisin

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raisin

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, grape, raisin, from Latin racemus cluster of grapes or berries — more at raceme

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raisin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of raisin

: a dried grape used for food

raisin

noun
rai·​sin | \ ˈrā-zᵊn How to pronounce raisin (audio) \

Kids Definition of raisin

: a sweet dried grape used for food

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