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also 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.]


(ˈæbsɪnθ) or


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]


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]
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
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[ˈæbsɪnθ] nabsinthe f


absinth [ˈæbsɪnθ] nassenzio
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
I guess they'll put her out of here, too--she's getting to have crazy fits, from drinking absinthe.
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.
Second release for the month is Absinthe Eternal, third novel in the Absinthe Trilogy.
Yann Vasnier, the collection's master perfumer, was inspired by the house in the English countryside, which still exists today and is open to the public-the lily pond in the garden, the sweet aroma of hyacinth, the musky scent of leather-bound tomes, whisky and absinthe afternoons, waxed floors and paint-smudged hands, the sweet spice of tobacco.
Rich simple syrup (regular syrup also works) 7 dashes Peychaud's bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters Absinthe Chill a rocks glass with ice, then swirl absinthe and empty (or consume).