Currant (noun)

  1. A small, usually black or red, seedless grape.
  2. A small, often tart, berry, typically red, black, or white, that is related to the gooseberry and is used to make jams and jellies, and for other culinary purposes.
  3. A small, shrubby, deciduous plant, Ribes uva-crispa, which bears small, edible, currant berries.


From middle english curraunt, from old french raisin de corauntz, from latin racemus corinthi "bunch of corinth grapes".


  1. The farmer grew black currants and red currants.
  2. The currants were used to make jelly.
  3. The currant bush was covered in small red berries.
  4. The currant bread was a traditional recipe passed down through generations.
  5. The currants were added to the cake for added flavor and texture.
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