red currant


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

Illustration of red currant

Illustration of red currant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With notes of red currant, lavender, and dark dry cherry on the nose, this ruby red-hued wine has a long lasting finish with flavors of strawberry, cherry cola, and a hint of peppercorn. Rachel King, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2022 Rather than classic holiday flavors like peppermint, IHOP is serving up ginger, apple and red currant. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2022 Ca’ Rugate - Morel cherry, strawberry and red currant aromas. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Exuberant raspberry, blackberry and red currant flavors announce themselves at the very first sip of this endearing sparkler. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 Bright strawberry and red currant flavors highlight this zesty rosé, made from syrah grown near the Mediterranean coast. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 According to Chick-fil-A, cloudberries come from colder climates in the U.S. and Canada and taste like a cross between a raspberry and a red currant. Leada Gore |, al, 25 Apr. 2022 Its top notes consist of red currant, Bulgarian Rose and white roses. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2022 Fragrant violet aromas join red currant, brambly berries and touches of cedar and spice on the nose. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 1 Dec. 2022.

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