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redcurrant Line breaks: red|cur¦rant
Pronunciation: /rɛdˈkʌr(ə)nt/

Definition of redcurrant in English:


1A small, sweet red berry, chiefly used to make a jelly eaten as an accompaniment to cold meats.
Example sentences
  • For dessert I chose hot berries - a wonderful combination of blackberries, strawberries and redcurrants mixed in a Cointreau sauce and poured into a tall glass, topped with a blob of vanilla ice-cream.
  • And as Georgia, clutching a plastic punnet, tugs on her mother's sleeve and begs her to accompany her to the redcurrants, it's clear that the most enthusiastic fruit-pickers live on-site.
  • Get some robust, artisan bread, like a sourdough, then go wild on the fruit: blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants, raspberries, wild strawberries - again, it doesn't matter what.
2The shrub which produces the redcurrant, related to the blackcurrant.
  • Ribes rubrum, family Grossulariaceae
Example sentences
  • In season, raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and brambles run riot across Scotland.
  • Now is a good time for pruning soft fruit bushes, such as whitecurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries, blackcurrants and briar fruits.
  • The gooseberries are usually placed in genus Ribes, along with their near cousins, the blackcurrants and redcurrants.

Words that rhyme with redcurrant

blackcurrant, concurrent, currant, current, occurrent
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