raisiny

raisin

[rey-zin]
noun
1.
a grape of any of various sweet varieties dried in the sun or by artificial means, often used in cookery.
2.
dark purplish blue.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English raisin, reisin < Old French < Vulgar Latin *racīmus, for Latin racēmus raceme

raisiny, adjective
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raisin (ˈreɪzən)
 
n
a dried grape
 
[C13: from Old French: grape, ultimately from Latin racēmus cluster of grapes; compare Greek rhax berry, grape]
 
'raisiny
 
adj

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raisin
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. raycin (1278), O.Fr. raisin "grape, raisin," from V.L. *racimus, alteration of L. racemus "cluster of grapes or berries," probably from the same ancient lost Mediterranean language as Gk. rhax (gen. rhagos) "grape, berry."
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