Definition of flowering currant in English:
An ornamental shrub grown for its clusters of small pinkish-red flowers.
- Genus Ribes, family Grossulariaceae: several species, in particular R. sanguineum
- 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.
Definition of flowering currant in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan