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ab·sinthealso ab·sinth (ăb′sĭnth)
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.]
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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]
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or ab•sinth(ˈæb sɪnθ)
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]
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|Noun||1.||absinthe - aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe|
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 anise|
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absinthe[ˈæbsɪnθ] n → absinthe f
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absintheabsinth [ˈæbsɪnθ] n → assenzio
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