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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAISIN, n. razn.
A dried grape. Grapes are suffered to remain on the vines till they are perfectly ripe, and then dried in an oven, or by exposure to the heat of the sun. Those dried in the sun are the sweetest.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: dried grape

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, grape, raisin, from Latin racemus cluster of grapes or berries more at raceme Date: 14th century a grape of any of several varieties that has been dried in the sun or by artificial heat

Merriam Webster's

geographical name river about 115 miles (185 kilometers) SE Michigan flowing into Lake Erie

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a partially dried grape. Derivatives: raisiny adj. Etymology: ME f. OF ult. f. L racemus grape-bunch

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Raisin Rai"sin, n. [F. raisin grape, raisin, L. racemus cluster of grapes or berries; cf. Gr. ?, ?, berry, grape. Cf. Raceme.] 1. A grape, or a bunch of grapes. [Obs.] --Cotgrave. 2. A grape dried in the sun or by artificial heat. Raisin tree (Bot.), the common red currant, whose fruit resembles the small raisins of Corinth called currants. [Eng.] --Dp. Prior.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(raisins) Raisins are dried grapes. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Dried grape.



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