from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several currants having red berries, especially the widely cultivated Ribes rubrum, native to northern Europe.
  • noun The sweet edible fruit of any of these plants.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of redcurrant.

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  • noun small red berries used primarily in jams and jellies
  • noun cultivated European current bearing small edible red berries


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