currants
Raisin Rai"sin (r[=a]"z'n), n. [F. raisin grape, raisin, L. racemus cluster of grapes or berries; cf. Gr. "ra`x, "rago`s, berry, grape. Cf. {Raceme}.] 1. A grape, or a bunch of grapes. [Obs.] --Cotgrave. [1913 Webster]

2. A grape dried in the sun or by artificial heat. [1913 Webster]

{Raisin tree} (Bot.), the common red currant bush, whose fruit resembles the small raisins of Corinth called {currants}. [Eng.] --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]


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