blackcurrant

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a soft fruit (Ribes) grown for its small black berries, used also in making soft drinks

Food

  • 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.

Travel

  • noun a small round cultivated black berry, eaten cooked in jams and pies, used also in making soft drinks and liqueurs

Wine

  • an aroma normally associated with the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety or, in a more subtle way, with the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
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