indian cur-rant

Indian currant

noun
a shrub, Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, of the honeysuckle family, found from South Dakota and Texas to the eastern coast of the U.S., having hairy leaves, inconspicuous white flowers, and reddish-purple fruit.
Also called coralberry.


Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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indian currant

noun
North American deciduous shrub cultivated for it abundant clusters of coral-red berrylike fruits [syn: coralberry
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