black currant

black currant
noun Date: 1629 a European perennial currant (Ribes nigrum) bearing aromatic edible black berries that are used especially in flavoring liqueur (as cassis); also the fruit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Black currant — Currant Cur rant (k?r rant), n. [F. corinthe (raisins de Corinthe raisins of Corinth) currant (in sense 1), from the city of Corinth in Greece, whence, probably, the small dried grape (1) was first imported, the Ribes fruit (2) receiving the name …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black currant — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black currant — black ,currant noun count or uncount a small soft dark fruit that grows especially in Europe on a bush called a black currant bush …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black currant — noun 1. widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries • Syn: ↑European black currant, ↑Ribes nigrum • Hypernyms: ↑currant, ↑currant bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Ribes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black currant — juodasis serbentas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agrastinių šeimos maistinis, prieskoninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Ribes nigrum), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black currant — black′ cur′rant n. 1) pln the small edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family 2) pln the shrub itself …   From formal English to slang

  • black currant — 1. the small, round, blackish, edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family. 2. the shrub itself. * * * …   Universalium

  • black currant — type of berry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • black currant-tree — juodasis driežmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Antidesma ghaesembilla), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Antidesma frutescens; Antidesma ghaesembilla angl. black currant tree… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black-currant rust — noun : the white pine blister rust in its uredinial and telial stages …   Useful english dictionary

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