Definition of raisin in English:


Line breaks: rai¦sin
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪz(ə)n


  • A partially dried grape.
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    • As with mashed potatoes, you can also use white rice with raisins as a side dish with meals.
    • You will need a chutney that is thick with onions and raisins, rather than a sweet fruity one.
    • She used to sort through five pound bags of raisins examining each one for stems.



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  • The wine is warm with lots of minerality and raisiny fruit.
  • Mixed fruit and citrus aromas with a candied edge provide even sweeter raisiny flavours that take on a honeyed concentration at the finish.
  • Some had pruney or raisiny characteristics - not a good sign.


Middle English: from Old French, 'grape', from an alteration of Latin racemus 'grape bunch'.

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