from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given in Jamaica to several shrubs bearing yellow drupes or berries of the size of currants, especially to Jacquinia armillaris, Bourreria succulenta, and B. tomentosa.
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She was apparently incapable of seeing the difference between that pastime and sitting on the sea-wall behind a large flowering currant-tree with a man who did not pretend to hide the fact that he was in love with her.
All the fruits of Europe, beftde thofe found in Egypt, are produced here, except the hazel-nut, the filbert, the goofeberry and currant-tree.