raisin

noun rai·sin \ ˈrā-zᵊn \
Updated on: 18 Jan 2018

Definition of raisin

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

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Origin and Etymology of raisin

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


Raisin

geographical name Rai·sin \ ˈrā-zᵊn \

Definition of Raisin

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


RAISIN Defined for English Language Learners

raisin

noun

Definition of raisin for English Language Learners

  • : a dried grape used for food


RAISIN Defined for Kids

raisin

noun rai·sin \ ˈrā-zᵊn \

Definition of raisin for Students

: a sweet dried grape used for food


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