Definition of currant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌrənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrənt//
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  1. 1a small dried grape, used in cakes, etc. a currant bun
  2. 2(usually in compounds) a small black, red or white berry that grows in bunches on bushes blackcurrants currant bushes
  3. Word OriginMiddle English raisons of Corauntz, translating Anglo-Norman French raisins de Corauntz ‘grapes of Corinth’ (the original source).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: currant