Definition of Raisins

1. Noun. (plural of raisin) ¹

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Definition of Raisins

1. raisin [n] - See also: raisin

Lexicographical Neighbors of Raisins

raisin-nut cookie
raisin bran
raisin bread
raisin cookie
raisin moth
raising agent
raising agents
raising hell
raisins (current term)
raison d'etre
raison d'être
raison d'êtres
raisons d'etre

Literary usage of Raisins

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1901)
"There were scarcely any layer raisins produced last year on account of the frost, nor were any four-crown raisins produced last year, but they received 4^ ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"raisins. Muscat grapes should not be gathered for raisin- making until they ... At 27° Bal. the yield of raisins to the acre may be 40 per cent greater than ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"raisins are the dried fruits of certain varieties of the grape vine, ... The use of dried grapes or raisins as food is of great antiquity (Numb. vi. ..."

4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"raisins are good also for the trachea and the kidneys, and the wine made from them is particularly efficacious for the sting of the serpent called ..."

5. State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States, from the Accession by United States President, United States Dept. of State (1819)
"Lexia raisins ; see raisins. Lipari raisins; see raisins. Mahogany ; see wood. ... raisins of the- »un, 9s. 4d. Not otherwise enumerated or described, 4s. ..."

6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"The standard box of raisins weighs 20 pounds, and contains four layers of ... The raisins are packed and graded into layers, and one, two and three crown ..."

7. The Source, Chemistry and Use of Food Products by Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey (1914)
"In preparing the dipped raisins, the ripe grapes, with the stems twisted and ... When dry, the raisins are piled in heaps to "sweat," which softens the skin ..."

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