currant

Definitions

  • The currant-stem girdler
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n currant any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams
    • n currant small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking
    • n currant any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Currant (Bot) A shrub or bush of several species of the genus Ribesa genus also including the gooseberry); esp., the Ribes rubrum.
    • Currant A small kind of seedless raisin, imported from the Levant, chiefly from Zante and Cephalonia; -- used in cookery.
    • Currant The acid fruit or berry of the Ribes rubrum or common red currant, or of its variety, the white currant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n currant An obsolete spelling of current and courant.
    • n currant A very small kind of raisin or dried grape imported from the Levant, chiefly from Zante and Cephalonia, and used in cookery.
    • n currant The small round fruit (a berry) of several species of Ribes, natural order Saxifragaceæ; the plant producing this fruit: so called because the berries resemble in size the small grapes from the Levant. The red currant is R. rubrum, of which the white currant is a variety; the wild black currant, R. floridum; the buffalo or Missouri currant, R. aureum; the flowering currant, R. sanguineum, the berries of which are insipid, but not, as popularly supposed, poisonous. The red currant is sharply but pleasantly acid, and is much used in the form of jelly and jam. The white variety is milder and less common. The black currant is slightly musky and bitter, but makes an agreeable jam.
    • n currant In Australia and Tasmania, a species of Leucopogon, especially
    • n currant A name for various melastomaceous species of tropical America, bearing edible berries, especially of the genera
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Currant kur′ant a small kind of raisin or dried grape imported from the Levant: the fruit of several species of ribes
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. corinthe,raisins de Corinthe, raisins of Corinth) currant (in sense 1), from the city of Corinth, in Greece, whence, probably, the small dried grape (1) was first imported, the Ribes, fruit (2) receiving the name from its resemblance to that grape
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Corinth.

Usage

In literature:

VARIOUS VEGETABLE ACIDS AND JELLIES may be dissolved in water, as apple, currant, quince, grape, or cranberry.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The little gardens were bright with daffodils, mezereon, and flowering currant.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Add two lemons sliced and one cupful each of chopped almonds and currants.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
This fruit may be called Aheer currants.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
A row of currant bushes grew behind the barn.
"The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Only last week Annie taught me how to make red raspberry and currant jell.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
Mrs. Lathrop sat at her friend's feet, picking over currants.
"Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs" by Anne Warner
Will you have a currant-pie, sir?
"Irish Wit and Humor" by Anonymous
Their pudding is made of suet, sugar, currants, and tea.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
There, for many years, they are grown under apple trees with currants below them.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Currants and gooseberries are, however, sour and tasteless.
"Russia" by Various
But then it takes eggs and milk and butter and sugar and flour and currants and raisins too to make a cake.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
When the currants and gooseberries were quite ripe, grandmamma had a sheep-shearing.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
In Elizabeth's reign these biscuits began to take the form of small rectangular cakes made of eggs, milk, sugar, currants and spices.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
His mother sat in there stemming currants.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
There used to be lovely currants and raspberries over there, and there were a few blackberries.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
The grocer cares not a fig for the loss of his sugar-loaves, but laughs, and takes it as a currant joke.
"The English Spy" by Bernard Blackmantle
Mr. Nip, the parrot, tore his pieces of the buns apart to get at the currants.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Ten two-pound tins currants.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
If they warn't he'd go home to his messmates peppered all over with shot, and feelin' like a sore currant dumpling.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

And into her garden
They know they may run,
And pick some red currants,
And have lots of fun.
"Going To See Grandmamma" by Kate Greenaway
The currant-bushes' spicy smell,
Homely and honest, likes me well,
The while on strawberries I feast,
And raspberries the sun hath kissed.
"The Choice" by Katharine Tynan
Step out into the open country:
Winter's a sumptuous funeral wake.
Add currants to the dusk, then wine,
And there you have your funeral cake.
"In Memory of Marina Tsvetaeva" by Boris Pasternak
Likewise there were beautiful Apples there to be seen
Also beautiful pears which enchanted the scent
Besides red Gooseberries and White currants
And distinct six fine foliage Plants
"The Dundee Flower Show:Dedicated to the Right Honourable Earl of Dalhousie" by William Topaz McGonagall
"But down at gran'ma's 'tis so nice.
If gran'ma's making currant-cake,
She'll let me put the ginger spice,
An' grease the tin, an' watch it bake;
An' then she says she thinks it fun
To taste the edges when it's done.
"On Washing Day" by Fay Inchfawn
"A scurvy rogue!" continued Quog.
'Twas easy to outwit the dog.
Altho', perhaps, I risked my life -
I've heard he's handy with a knife.
Ah, well, 'twas for my country's sake . . .
(Thanks; just one slice of currant cake.)"
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In news:

Scatter in the arugula, walnuts and half the currants .
Roughly chop the remaining 5 kumquats, discarding their seeds, and place them in a mini food processor along with the remaining currants .
Be sure to use fresh currants when making this dish.
Be sure to use fresh currants .
1 cup currants or raisins.
Beat in the flour mixture, a spoonful at a time, just until incorporated, then gently fold in the oats and currants .
Champagne currants are almost too pretty to eat.
A cross between red and white currants and closely related to the gooseberry, these blush-hued globes are one of my favorite treats of the year.
Sliced pork tenderloin is one of Mangrove Cafe's most popular dishes, prepared with apple and red currant sauce and served with the Cafe's trademark mashed potatoes and green beans.
Cranberry- Red Currant -Walnut Relish Recipe.
Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli say that dried currants and pine nuts make these meatballs distinctly Sicilian .
Red Swiss Chard with Onions and Currants.
Red-flowering currant a bright sign of spring.
Gooseberry and currant plants have made it onto New Hampshire's most unwanted list.
Dried cranberries or currants for the diced apple.
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In science:

Let Q be a product probability measure on Ω such that the family (ω (e))e∈Ed forms independant identically distributed random variables. (Thus, Q is invariant by translation.) Starting from a point x, a walker or a electric currant can cross only edges with strictly positive conductances.
Exit time for anchored expansion
In the graphical interpretation then we have, say, at the beginning M isolated edges (being initialized), and each permutation, multiplied to the currant graph, is some set of transpositions, that union and split vertices at distinct corners, giving in this way new graphs.
Graphs as rotations
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