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rai·sin

 (rā′zĭn)
n.
1. A sweet grape dried either in the sun or by artificial means.
2. A deep brownish purple.

[Middle English, from Old French, grape, from Vulgar Latin *racīmus, from Latin racēmus, bunch of grapes.]

raisin

(ˈreɪzən)
n
(Cookery) a dried grape
[C13: from Old French: grape, ultimately from Latin racēmus cluster of grapes; compare Greek rhax berry, grape]
ˈraisiny adj

rai•sin

(ˈreɪ zɪn)

n.
a grape of any of various sweet varieties dried in the sun or by artificial means.
[1350–1400; Middle English raisin, reisin < Old French < Vulgar Latin *racīmus, for Latin racēmus cluster (of fruit)]
rai′sin•y, adj.

raisin

  • currant - Developed from Middle English raison of Corauntz, "a raisin of Corinth," from where the fruit came.
  • figgy pudding - From the dialect term fig, which meant "raisin."
  • frail - Fifty pounds of raisins.
  • passulate - To dry grapes to make raisins, from Latin passula, "raisins."

Raisin

 a bunch or cluster of grapes, 1382.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raisin - dried graperaisin - dried grape        
dried fruit - fruit preserved by drying
seedless raisin, sultana - dried seedless grape
seeded raisin - seeded grape that has been dried
currant - small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking
Translations
rozinka
rosin
rusina
grožđica
rúsína
レーズン
건포도
rozina
russin
ลูกเกด
nho khô

raisin

[ˈreɪzən] Npasa f, uva f pasa

raisin

[ˈreɪzən] nraisin m sec

raisin

nRosine f

raisin

[ˈreɪzn] nuvetta

raisin

(ˈreizən) noun
a dried grape. She put raisins and sultanas in the cake.

raisin

زَبِيب rozinka rosin Rosine σταφίδα pasa rusina raisin sec grožđica uvetta レーズン 건포도 rozijn rosin rodzynek passa de uva, uva passa изюм russin ลูกเกด kuru üzüm nho khô 葡萄干

raisin

n. pasa, uva seca.
References in classic literature ?
I found them all three seated round the table, a bottle of Spanish wine and some raisins before them, and the doctor smoking away, with his wig on his lap, and that, I knew, was a sign that he was agitated.
But I found an excellent use for these grapes; and that was, to cure or dry them in the sun, and keep them as dried grapes or raisins are kept, which I thought would be, as indeed they were, wholesome and agreeable to eat when no grapes could be had.
"It's my nuts and raisins from dinner," replied Rebecca, who never succeeded in keeping the most innocent action a secret from her aunt Miranda; "they're just what you gave me on my plate."
Some had raisins for eyes and currant buttons on their clothes; others had eyes of cloves and legs of stick cinnamon, and many wore hats and bonnets frosted pink and green.
Within the pail were three slices of turkey, two slices of cold tongue, some lobster salad, four slices of bread and butter, a small custard pie, an orange and nine large strawberries, and some nuts and raisins. Singularly enough, the nuts in this dinner-pail grew already cracked, so that Dorothy had no trouble in picking out their meats to eat.
He talked on, therefore, at great length, while I merely leaned back in my chair with my eyes shut, and amused myself with munching raisins and filliping the stems about the room.
When I wanted to stone the raisins for the mince-meat she said, no, she would do it herself, because Christmas mince-meat was very particular--as if I couldn't stone raisins right!
Tulliver, pleadingly, "drink your wine, and let me give you some almonds and raisins."
They have in the greatest plenty raisins, peaches, sour pomegranates, and sugarcanes, and some figs.
He was satisfied with two arrobas of raisins and two bushels of wheat, and promised to translate them faithfully and with all despatch; but to make the matter easier, and not to let such a precious find out of my hands, I took him to my house, where in little more than a month and a half he translated the whole just as it is set down here.
Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a table, on which were plates of raisins, walnuts, and almonds.
The village appeared to me a great news room; and on one side, to support it, as once at Redding & Company's on State Street, they kept nuts and raisins, or salt and meal and other groceries.