- noun a soft fruit (Ribes) grown for its small black berries, used also in making soft drinks
- The fruit of a low growing bush, Ribes nigrum, which looks like a small black grape. The berries can be combed off the stalks with a fork. They have a rich, slightly sour flavour and are used to flavour liqueurs, in pies, to make jam and occasionally to make a sauce similar to redcurrant sauce.
- noun a small round cultivated black berry, eaten cooked in jams and pies, used also in making soft drinks and liqueurs