red currant

noun

Definition of red currant

: either of two Old World currants (Ribes sativum and R. rubrum) often cultivated for their fruit also : the fruit

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Examples of red currant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is textbook Loire sauvignon blanc, minerally and focused with red currant flavors. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 Vibrant, mineral-accented, strawberry, red currant and tangerine scents carry a suave oral overtone in this special rosé. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Pale young garnet color; aromas of red currant, wild strawberry and turmeric. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 On the nose, a floral note of violet is followed by red fruits, especially strawberry, red currant and a bit of cherry. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Bright cherry, red currant and raspberry flavors cascade across your palate, carried by an elegant bead of bubbles. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 Delicate florals, graphite and wet stone open on the nose, joined by red currant and black tea notes. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2021 These delicate cakes made with three sheets of pound cake layered with red currant jelly make for the perfect edible souvenir, and are available for local delivery and pickup in Alexandria, and shipping within the U.S. Katie Chang, Travel + Leisure, 20 Dec. 2020 Blended from chardonnay, pinot blanc and pinot nero (the Italian name for pinot noir), this lovely, lively sparkler bursts with red currant and apricot flavors, plus some toasty yeasty notes. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of red currant

1620, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2021

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“Red currant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20currant. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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