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1. Any of several currants having black berries, especially the widely cultivated species Ribes nigrum, native to Eurasia.
2. The edible, astringent fruit of any of these plants.
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1. the small edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family.
2. the shrub itself.
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|Noun||1.||black currant - widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries|
black currant - small black berries used in jams and jellies
genus Ribes, Ribes - a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
|2.||black currant - small black berries used in jams and jellies|
currant - any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams
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