raisin

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English[edit]

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Sultana raisins

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman reysin ‎(dried sweet grape), from Old French raisin ‎(grape), from Latin racēmus. Cognate with Persian رز ‎(raz, vine)

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raisin ‎(plural raisins)

  1. A dried grape.

Usage notes[edit]

In the USA, raisin refers to any kind of dried grape. In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, raisin is reserved for the dried large dark grape, with sultana meaning the dried large white grape, and currant meaning the dried small Black Corinth grape.

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raisin ‎(third-person singular simple present raisins, present participle raisining, simple past and past participle raisined)

  1. (intransitive) Of grapes: to dry out; to become like raisins.
    • 2008, John Winthrop Haeger, Pacific Pinot Noir
      Second-crop fruit tends to show smaller clusters than first-crop, to have a high skin-to-juice ratio, and to be a good blending tool, according to Iantosca, although care must be exercised to ensure that the second-crop berries have not raisined.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French raisin, from Vulgar Latin *racīmus, from Latin racēmus.

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raisin m ‎(plural raisins)

  1. grape
  2. a size of paper (having such a watermark)
  3. a bright red lipstick

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *racīmus, from Latin racēmus.

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raisin m ‎(oblique plural raisins, nominative singular raisins, nominative plural raisin)

  1. grape
  2. cluster or bunch of grapes
  3. raisin (dried fruit)

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