1. currant

noun. any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams.


  • red currant
  • black currant
  • berry


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2. currant

noun. any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants.


  • European black currant
  • Ribes nigrum
  • white currant
  • garden current
  • Ribes
  • winter currant
  • shrub
  • red currant
  • Ribes rubrum
  • genus Ribes
  • bush
  • Ribes sativum
  • black currant
  • currant bush

3. currant

noun. small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking.

Sentences with currant

1. Noun, singular or mass
You may be able to smell the golden currant berry vine before you see it.

2. Adjective
A little extra mulching around the base of the bush doesn't hurt, but currant roots like cold temperatures and don't need much water in the winter, so it isn't really necessary.

3. Verb, base form
White pine blister rust does not do much damage to currant bushes other than causing yellow spots to appear on the undersides of the leaves, but it is deadly to nearby pine trees.