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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

  2. Origin: [NL.; cf. Dan. ribs, and Ar. rbs a plant with an acid juice.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ribes

    ribz, n.sing. and pl. a currant, currants.—n.sing. Ribes (rī′bēz), a genus of shrubs belonging to the natural order Ribesiaceæ, familiar examples of which are the garden Gooseberry and the Currant. [O. Fr. ribes—Low L. ribus—Ar. rībēs, rībās.]

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. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ribes in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ribes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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