Origin of raisinOld French reisin from Vulgar Latin an unverified form racimus from Classical Latin racemus, cluster of grapes
- A sweet grape dried either in the sun or by artificial means.
- A deep brownish purple.
Origin of raisinMiddle English from Old French grape from Vulgar Latin racīmus from Latin racēmus bunch of grapes
- A dried grape.
In the USA, raisin refers to any kind of dried grape. In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, raisin is reserved for the dried large dark grape, with sultana meaning the dried large white grape, and currant meaning the dried small Black Corinth grape.
- Quinn asked the question over oatmeal and raisin toast on Saturday morning.
- In addition to a tube of coffee lip balm, the set also includes four jars of mineral eye shadow and blush (including barely-peach Apricot, soft violet-rose Berry Essence, vivid rose Raisin Red and dusky tan Mocha).
- Branch of Raisin river, near the S.E.
- They took part in the operations at Fort Wayne, Fort Meigs, the river Raisin and the Thames.
- General James Winchester, whom Harrison had ordered to prepare to cross Lake Erie on the ice and surprise Fort Malden, turned back to rescue the threatened American settlement at Frenchtown (now Monroe), on the Raisin river, and there on the 22nd of January 1813 was forced to surrender to Colonel Henry A.