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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ribes, genus Ribes(noun)

    a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ribes(noun)

    a genus of shrubs including gooseberries and currants of many kinds

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ribes

    A plant genus of the family GROSSULARIACEAE. GAMMA-LINOLENIC ACID is obtained from the black currant oil of the seeds.


  1. Currant

    Ribes is a genus of about 150 species of flowering plants native throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is usually treated as the only genus in the family Grossulariaceae. Seven subgenera are recognized. Sometimes Ribes is instead included in the family Saxifragaceae. A few taxonomists place the gooseberry species in a separate genus of Grossularia.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


any of several types of small berry

a redcurrant/blackcurrant.

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