wax currant


Definition of wax currant

: a spineless shrub (Ribes cereum) that is native to the central and western U.S. and that has greenish white flowers and a crimson berry

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First Known Use of wax currant

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Wax currant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20currant. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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