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black currant

the small, round, blackish, edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family.
the shrub itself. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We went out to look at the oven; and then Mrs. Luckett made me taste her black-currant gin, which was very good.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • This energetic organism chafed under the bed-clothes and the black-currant tea and the hushed eucalyptic calm of the chamber.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • The evening is commonly called the 'Aalbessen (black-currant) hos.'

  • At seven he painted the Battle of Waterloo with tiger-lily pollen and black-currant juice, in the absence of water-colours.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • He supported life on black-currant tea and an atmosphere impregnated with eucalyptus.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Generous jugs of cream softened the tartness of the black-currant pudding or the green-gooseberry tart.

  • Was black-currant rum a thing for a poor beggar like him to begin drinking—and on a weekday, too?

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Talking of black-currant jelly—how beautiful the peaches were on the south wall!

    The Fortunes of the Farrells Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Occasionally she sipped a cup of black-currant tea—an amiable weakness of this paragon when engaged upon her stirring labours.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • Then she smiled quietly, and went off with her black-currant syrup, her lips closely compressed.

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