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cur•rant(ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-)
currant- Developed from Middle English raison of Corauntz, "a raisin of Corinth," from where the fruit came.
These words are both pronounced /'kʌrənt/.
Currant is a noun. A currant is a small dried grape.
Current can be a noun or an adjective.
A current is a steady and continuous flowing movement of some of the water in a river or lake, or in the sea.
A current is also a steady flowing movement of air, or a flow of electricity through a wire or circuit.
Current is used to describe things which are happening or being used now, rather than at some time in the past or future.
|Noun||1.||currant - any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams|
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
gooseberry - currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies
black currant - small black berries used in jams and jellies
red currant - small red berries used primarily in jams and jellies
|2.||currant - 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
|3.||currant - small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking|
raisin - dried grape