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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absinth - strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and aniseabsinth - 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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absinttikoiruohomali
abszintfehér üröm
アブサン
absintmalurt
absint

absinth

absinthe [ˈæbsɪnθ] N
1. (= drink) → absenta f
2. (Bot) → ajenjo m

absinth(e)

nAbsinth m
References in classic literature ?
"A mixture of absinth and some West Indian bitters," Granet replied.
He felt in no mood for conversation, and as he sipped his absinth he let his mind run rather sorrowfully over the past few weeks of his life.
A spokesman for the bar said it would now look to change the name of the cocktail, which was given the name as a reference to the strength of the absinth it contains.
But now the legalization of some brands of absinth in the US has brought a new appreciation of the drink popularly referred to as the 'Green Fairy'.
But in a 2006 letter to Lehrman, whom Dotson had retained to facilitate the TTB label approval process, the agency insisted that while the beverage Kubler had produced was legal, the word absinthe (along with the variations absynthe, absente, and absinth) was an "illicit drug term" that could not be used on the labels.
THE AD IN High Times for King of Spirits Absinth promises "Authentic Czech Absinthe." But according to La Fee Verte (feeverte.net), there's no such thing.
Campaigners last night urged the Government to rush through a ban on 140 per cent proof Absinth which has hallucinogenic effects and led artist Vincent van Gogh to cut off his ear.
FAIRY LIQUID bosses have threatened a bar with legal action for copying their famous washing- up label to sell controversial drink absinth.