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 Named for the Pratt Vineyards where these Pinot Noir grapes are sourced, this juicy Sonoma stunner has aromas of red currant, cherry brandy, and purple flowers. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 Light, fun and juicy aromas of red currants, raspberries, black cherries and lime drops. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 Red plum, red currant, cedar chest, vanilla, and cherry pipe tobacco flavors are wrapped in a layer of elegant tannins that endure on the palate long after the last sip. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 This offering from a reliable producer in a prestige AVA has crunchy red currant and cranberry as the entry points, which then give over to tropical notes of blood orange and pink grapefruit. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Get The Recipe 25 of 42 Strawberry Cream Pie Enhance your Valentine's day with red currant jelly and orange liqueur. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 1 Feb. 2024 Look for mango and passion fruit flavors to join apricot and tart red currants in a virtual fruit salad on your palate. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2023 This refreshing perfume has fragrant notes of raspberry, red currant, violet, lily of the valley, and red apple. Robin Raven, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Ingredients 2 1/2 cups port wine, divided 1 (10 1/2-oz.) jar red currant jelly 3 Tbsp. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red currant was in 1620

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“Red currant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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