One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A partially dried grape.
- ‘Saute the garlic, raisins and pine nuts in the olive oil in a large pan, until the pine nuts are golden.’
- ‘So on my solo polar expeditions I have porridge, ground almonds, raisins and butter.’
- ‘This version includes the traditional pine nuts and raisins, but has the addition of saffron.’
- ‘As with mashed potatoes, you can also use white rice with raisins as a side dish with meals.’
- ‘You will need a chutney that is thick with onions and raisins, rather than a sweet fruity one.’
- ‘However, just as raisins seem different from grapes, so do prunes appear to be distinct from plums.’
- ‘It was made with beef, mutton, raisins, currants, prunes, wine and mixed spices.’
- ‘In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, raisins, chopped nuts, cinnamon and salt.’
- ‘Mix the flour, sugar and raisins together in a bowl then add the liquid, stirring well to combine.’
- ‘Special valentine buns are baked with raisins, caraway seeds, and plum filling.’
- ‘Ask if they would like to decorate their cream cheese with olive slices or peanut butter with raisins.’
- ‘People who like raisins look at me as if I'm crazy when I try to describe why I don't.’
- ‘It contained a deliciously spicy mix of raisins, walnuts, pears and Calvados.’
- ‘They had a plain version, and one with raisins and candied orange rind.’
- ‘Grapes and raisins were certainly imported to cities such as York and London and have turned up in those places.’
- ‘For the suckling pig, in a small bowl, combine the Armagnac and raisins and set aside.’
- ‘Stir in oats, flour, walnuts and raisins, until it forms a well-blended dough.’
- ‘He had made a light salad of romaine lettuce, almond slivers and raisins in a wine vinegar dressing to start.’
- ‘She used to sort through five pound bags of raisins examining each one for stems.’
- ‘Next, chop the tomatoes and the raisins, and drop them into a large, very clean pot.’
Middle English: from Old French, ‘grape’, from an alteration of Latin racemus ‘grape bunch’.
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