General English


  • 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


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