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Blackcurrant vs. Cassis

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Blackcurrantnoun

alternative spelling of black currant

Cassisnoun

The blackcurrant plant, Ribes nigrum; the flavor of its berries

Blackcurrantnoun

a small round edible black berry that grows in loose hanging clusters.

Cassisnoun

A liqueur made from these berries, especially crème de cassis.

‘Cassis and soda is a popular drink.’;

Blackcurrantnoun

the widely cultivated shrub that bears blackcurrants.

Cassisnoun

(chiefly US) A wine flavor note, suggesting the fruity and full-bodied characteristics of the fruit; mostly referred to as simply blackcurrant in the UK, where the fruit is common.

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Blackcurrant

The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum), also known as black currant or cassis, is a deciduous shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its edible berries. It is native to temperate parts of central and northern Europe and northern Asia, where it prefers damp fertile soils.

Cassisnoun

a syrupy blackcurrant liqueur produced mainly in Burgundy.

Cassisnoun

a wine produced in the region of Cassis, a small town near Marseilles.

Cassis

Cassis (French pronunciation: ​[kasi]; Occitan: Cassís) is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, whose coastline is known in English as the French Riviera, in Southern France. In 2016, it had a population of 7,265.

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