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red currant Syllabification: red cur·rant
Pronunciation: /ˈˌred ˈkərənt/
(British also redcurrant)

Definition of red currant in English:


1A small, sweet, edible red berry.
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 that produces the red currant.
  • Genus Ribes, family Grossulariaceae: several species, including the European R. rubrum and the North American garden red currant (R. sativum)
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.
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