Grosella roja

branch of ripe red currant in a garden

Ribes rubrum

Red Currant (Wiktionary)


Alternative forms

  • redcurrant, red-currant


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛdˌkʌɹənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛdˌkɜɹənt/, /ˈɹɛdˌkʌɹənt/


red currant (plural red currants)

  1. A deciduous shrub, Ribes rubrum, native to western Europe; any of certain cultivars of the shrub.
    • 1989, Amos Oz, To Know A Woman, page 109,
      And a hint of still waters, a stream, a brook, a rivulet, meandering with flashes of brilliance through the lush dense greenery, among shadowy plants that might have been blackberries or redcurrants, although what redcurrants and blackberries might be Yoel had not the faintest notion, and even the names themselves he only knew from books.
    • 2009
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