Any of various kinds of sweet grapes, usually seedless, dried for eating.
Webster's New World
A deep brownish purple.
Other Word Forms of Raisin
Origin of Raisin
Middle English from Old French grapefrom Vulgar Latin racīmusfrom Latin racēmusbunch of grapes
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French raisin (“grape"), from LatinracÄ“mus. Cognate with Persianرز (raz, “vine")
Raisin Sentence Examples
They took part in the operations at Fort Wayne, Fort Meigs, the river Raisin and the Thames.
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).
Quinn asked the question over oatmeal and raisin toast on Saturday morning.
Dry wine grapes do best in the counties around San Francisco Bay, on unirrigated lands; while sweet wine stocks do best in Yolo, San Joaquin and the counties of the raisin grape, and on irrigated lands.
It was officially estimated that in the spring of 1904 there were some 227,000 acres of vineyards in the state, of which exactly five-tenths were in wine grapes and four-tenths in raisin grapes.