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ab·sinthe

also ab·sinth  (ăb′sĭnth)
n.
1. A perennial aromatic Eurasian herb (Artemisia absinthium) in the composite family, naturalized in North America and having pinnatifid, silvery, silky leaves and numerous nodding flower heads. Also called wormwood.
2. A green liquor having a bitter anise or licorice flavor and a high alcohol content, prepared from absinthe and other herbs, prohibited in many countries when containing thujone because of its alleged toxicity.

[Middle English, wormwood, from Old French, from Latin absinthium, from Greek apsinthion.]

absinthe

(ˈæbsɪnθ) or

absinth

n
1. (Brewing) a potent green alcoholic drink, technically a gin, originally having high wormwood content
2. (Plants) another name for wormwood1
[C15: via French and Latin from Greek apsinthion wormwood]

ab•sinthe

or ab•sinth

(ˈæb sɪnθ)

n.
a strong green liqueur made with wormwood and other herbs, having a bitter licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries.
[1605–15; < French < Latin absinthium wormwood < Greek apsínthion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absinthe - aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absintheabsinthe - aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
absinth, absinthe - strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
2.absinthe - strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and aniseabsinthe - strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
anise seed, aniseed, anise - liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
cordial, liqueur - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
absinthe, Artemisia absinthium, common wormwood, lad's love, old man - aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
Translations
absintabsinthpelyněk
absint
absinto
absint
absinttikoiruohomali
abszintfehér üröm
absint
absint
absint
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absinthe

[ˈæbsɪnθ] nabsinthe f

absinthe

absinth [ˈæbsɪnθ] nassenzio
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