Zante currant


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Zante currant A kind of seedless grape or raisin; -- so called from Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Zante currant the small seedless fruit of a Zante grape
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In literature:

Part of the pemmican was mixed with Zante currants, and another part with sugar.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
If you wish to make your pies rich, put in wine or brandy to the taste, and raisins, citron, and Zante currants.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
The staple is the currant, in the production of which the island surpasses Zante.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
All the Ionian Islands except Corfu export currants, but Zante throws them out to the world with both hands.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Strew over them thickly half a pound of Zante currants, picked and washed.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie