Definitions of ribes

  1. ribz, n.sing. and pl. a currant, currants.-- n.sing. RIBES ( r[= i]' b[= e]z), a genus of shrubs belonging to the natural order Ribesiaceæ, familiar examples of which are the garden Gooseberry and the Currant. [ O. Fr. ribes-- Low L. ribus-- Ar. r[= i]b[= e]s, r[= i]b[= a]s.]
  2. ( bot.). Currant or gooseberry plant. [ Latin]