absinthe


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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
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abszintfehér üröm
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absinthe

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absinthe

absinth [ˈæbsɪnθ] nassenzio
References in classic literature ?
I guess they'll put her out of here, too--she's getting to have crazy fits, from drinking absinthe.
It was so, I said to myself, Alfred de Musset used to sit and sip his absinthe before a fascinated world.
Similarly with absinthe, grisettes, the Latin Quarter, and so on.
Dick thought it remarkable that a painter should choose to work over an absinthe in a public cafe, and looked the man over.
Then both betook themselves briskly to one of the little tables under the chestnuts opposite, where they procured two tall glasses of horrible green absinthe, which they could drink apparently in any weather and at any time.
Mounting the broad steps, with brandished knife, the Negro made straight for a party of four men sitting at a table sipping the inevitable absinthe.
And while Levy and Toriki drank absinthe and chaffered over the pearl, Huru-Huru listened and heard the stupendous price of twenty-five thousand francs agreed upon.
But I had ever been plastic, and I accepted the absinthe.
From the Marquesas I sailed with sufficient absinthe in ballast to last me to Tahiti, where I outfitted with Scotch and American whisky, and thereafter there were no dry stretches between ports.
He spikes her birthday drinks with absinthe and she makes a show of herself with Sean.
The biggest demand for whisky is in Cheltenham, driven no doubt by retired majors, while Bournemouth favours tequila and Brighton is mad about absinthe, the drink which reputedly drove Oscar Wilde mad.
A few more courses and drinks, a few more laughs, and then a bottle of Absinthe arrived at the table to a round of applause and moans.