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red currant

any of various currant shrubs of the genus Ribes, bearing an edible, red fruit.
the fruit itself.
Origin of red currant
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • If roasted, it should be served with red-currant jelly; if boiled, with caper sauce.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Stealing into her room on tiptoe, I saw she was sleeping peacefully, and that she had eaten the red-currant tart.

    Rossmoyne Unknown
  • Fru Kongstrup gave him red-currant wine and cake, and the farmer gave him a two-krone piece.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • The red-currant fool made a similarly agreeable impression on Major Flint.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • How swiftly they swarmed up the social ladder with their Rolls-Royces and their red-currant fool, and their sables!

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • red-currant jelly, black-currant jam, and plum jamcan all be used.

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