red currant


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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Recent Examples on the Web Polished red currant flavor meets a dusty tannic spine. Bryce Wiatrak,, "Get a taste of Napa history at Beaulieu Vineyard," 12 Apr. 2018 Another light favorite, this has notes of juicy red currant and even honey. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "Light vs. dark roast coffee: What’s the difference, anyway?," 5 Aug. 2020 Start by creating an atmosphere with some comforting rose scents in your boudoir, perhaps with Diptyque’s Rosa Geranium candle or an Ortus Rise Diffuser in red currant, rose, and balsam. Kathryn O'shea-evans,, "How to Plan the Ultimate Date Night For Yourself," 5 May 2020 Barcino Brut Cava, $15 Here’s a cava with bright flavors of red currant and raspberries, and a persistent finish. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Toast this holiday season with lots of bubbly, starting as low as $15," 13 Dec. 2019 This one adds bright red currant flavors and a long finish. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This $10 pinot grigio will keep you smiling sip after sip," 11 Oct. 2019 Vanderpump Rosé- a bright, crisp and dry rosé from Côtes de Provence, the most world’s most renowned rosé region, which features flavors of red currant, strawberry, hits of pepper, sweet citrus and peaches. Shauna Stuart |,, "Here’s how to make two rosé cocktails inspired by Seasons 52," 19 July 2019 Dessert included fresh fruits like raspberries, blueberries, and red currants. Vogue, "This Was Katherine Schwarzenegger’s “Something Old” For Her Wedding to Chris Pratt," 14 June 2019 Burning all four wicks of the Holiday Grand will fill your home with notes of evergreen, red currant, and juniper berry. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "This Is What A $500 Candle Looks Like," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of red currant

1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Red currant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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