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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The taste: This Gamay blend marries bright cranberry flavors with the weight of red currants and smoky umami notes. Emily Eisen, Bon Appetit, "11 Natural Wines That Taste as Good as They Look," 26 Mar. 2018 Think torta della nonna with yuzu, pine nut, and salted black bean gelato; robiola due latte with amaretti, kabocha squash, and red currant; and fior di latte gelato with quince jam. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "10 women pastry chefs you should know in the Boston area," 22 Mar. 2018 Considerably more delicate than your average California GSM, the 2015 wine broods, showing bright red fruit flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and red currant, underscored by a quieter gamey side. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tasting Notes: Your guide to the wines of Edmunds St. John," 12 Mar. 2018 The glass red currants are a nod to spring and to England and Hollywood in the 1930s and ’40s. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Designers share their visions for the royal wedding," 26 Jan. 2018 Testing your recipes led me to try some ingredients for the first time, like fresh red currants and hickory nuts, and to make my first-ever green tomato pie. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Recipe Box opened a world of wonderful memories," 19 Dec. 2017 The linzer torte is also a popular home dessert, hence the many variations in spices, nuts, and fruit used in recipes (although red currant — plentiful in Upper Austria — is the default jam there). Carolyn Wyman, Philly.com, "The story of the Linzer cookie, American style," 4 Dec. 2017 These wines are crisp and complex cranberry, raspberry, red currant, touches of radish and ocean foam, with soft but structured tannins. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, "Should You Care About a Wine’s Vintage?," 10 Aug. 2017

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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