From Center English raysyn, borrowed from Anglo-Norman reysin (“grape, raisin”), from Vulgar Latin racīmus, from Latin racēmus. Cognate with Persian رز (raz, “vine”). Doublet of raceme.
raisin (plural raisins)
- A dried grape.
Within the USA, raisin refers to any form of dried grape.
Within the UK, Australia and New Zealand, raisin is reserved for the dried giant darkish grape, with sultana that means the dried giant white grape, and currant that means the dried small Black Corinth grape.
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raisin (third-person singular easy current raisins, current participle raisining, easy previous and previous participle raisined)
- (intransitive) Of grapes: to dry out; to turn into like raisins.
- 2008, John Winthrop Haeger, Pacific Pinot Noir:
Second-crop fruit tends to point out smaller clusters than first-crop, to have a excessive skin-to-juice ratio, and to be a superb mixing software, in response to Iantosca, though care should be exercised to make sure that the second-crop berries haven’t raisined.
From Previous French raisin, from Vulgar Latin *racīmus, from Latin racēmus. Doublet of racème, a borrowing.
raisin m (plural raisins)
- a dimension of paper (having such a watermark)
- a brilliant purple lipstick
From Vulgar Latin racīmus, from Latin racēmus.
raisin m (indirect plural raisins, nominative singular raisins, nominative plural raisin)
- cluster or bunch of grapes
- raisin (dried fruit)
- French: raisin
- Anglo-Norman: reysin
- → Center English: raysyn, raycin, reyson, reysyn, rasyn, rayson, resyn, reyseyn, raysing, racine, resonne, reysynge
- → Irish: rísín
- → Welsh: rhesin
- Picard Previous French: roisin