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flowering currant

Syllabification: flow·er·ing cur·rant

Definition of flowering currant in English:

noun

An ornamental shrub grown for its clusters of small pinkish-red flowers.
  • Genus Ribes, family Grossulariaceae: several species, in particular the red-flowering currant (R. sanguineum)
Example sentences
  • The flowering currants are perhaps the best known shrubs of the Ribes family but there are other equally garden-worthy members, including Ribes odoratum, or Buffalo currant, from central North America.
  • The flowering currant, common in many city gardens, was considered so important a find in 1826 as to be worth the entire cost of a north American expedition.
  • The flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, makes a brave showing in spring.

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