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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
absintabsinthpelyněk
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 ?
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.
The newly refined Parisienne means we now offer four absinthes made with 100% natural ingredients.
Besides Pernod, there are now several other absinthes on the market, and with proof levels ranging from about 100 to nearly 130, retailers and consumers should be aware of the techniques to use in making various cocktails using this highly potent spirit.
The fee will be $15 to try absinthe three different ways - and anyone who was at the museum tasting will tell you three absinthes should be quite enough.