currant bush


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Noun1.currant bush - any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
genus Ribes, Ribes - a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
garden current, red currant, Ribes rubrum - cultivated European current bearing small edible red berries
black currant, European black currant, Ribes nigrum - widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries
Ribes sativum, white currant - garden currant bearing small white berries
Ribes sanguineum, winter currant - a flowering shrub
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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He flew on to the nearest currant bush and tilted his head and sang a little song right at him.
Some rags were drying on a miserable currant bush that stood at the entrance of the square.
For example, Scottish explorer David Douglas - he of Douglas fir fame - may have helped finance his collecting trips to North America by selling seeds of the red-flowering currant bush, a common western American plant shrub that yields small dark-blue berries.