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Currant


CURRANT, noun [from Corinth.]

1. The fruit of a well known shrub belonging to the genus Ribes, of which Grossularia is now considered a species; the grossberry or gooseberry and the currant falling under the same genus. Currants are of various species and varieties; as the common red and white currants, and the black currant

2. A small kind of dried grape, imported from the Levant, chiefly from Zante and Cephalonia; used in cookery.