wild red currant


Definition of wild red currant

1 : a straggling or reclining shrub (Ribes triste) with branches often rooting and purplish to smoke-colored flowers
2 : a red-fruited southern African shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (especially R. laevegata)

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“Wild red currant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20red%20currant. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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