currant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kûr'unt, kur'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a small seedless raisin, produced chiefly in California and in the Levant, and used in cookery and confectionery.
  2. the small, edible, acid, round fruit or berry of certain wild or cultivated shrubs of the genus Ribes.
  3. the shrub itself.
  4. any of various similar fruits or shrubs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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