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 (tĭ-zăn′, -zän′)
An herbal infusion or similar preparation drunk as a beverage or for its mildly medicinal effect.

[French, barley water, from Old French, from Latin ptisana, tisana; see ptisan.]


(Cookery) an infusion of dried or fresh leaves or flowers, as camomile
[C19: from French, from Latin ptisana barley water; see ptisan]


(tɪˈzæn, -ˈzɑn)

a decoction of herbs usu. drunk for medicinal purposes.
[1930–35; < French, Old French < Latin (p)tisana pearl barley, barley and water < Greek ptisánē, akin to ptíssein to husk grain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tisane - infusion of e.g. dried or fresh flowers or leaves
herb tea, herbal, herbal tea - tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs
camomile tea - tea-like drink made from camomile leaves and flowers


[tɪˈzæn] Ntisana f
References in classic literature ?
The moon rays, streaming in through the open door and windows, gave what light was needed to the old black mammy who stood at the table concocting a tisane of fragrant herbs.
The voice was very clear and steady with which she spoke to Tante Lizette, brewing her tisane there in a corner.
Ef you will give me one good drink tisane, Tante Lizette, I b'lieve I'm goin' sleep, me.
If after this you give him anything besides the tisane of couch-grass, I will never set foot in here again, and you can look where you like for another doctor.
Madame de Saintot has hastened to him with broth; La Renaudot warms his sheets; the Marquise de Rambouillet sends him his tisanes.
Le cafe et la tisane de kinkeliba sont consommes pour leurs proprietes excitantes, tonifiantes et autres effets benefiques sur la sante.
Comme pour son hypertension qu'il soignait en buvant de la tisane de feuilles de lauriers ou encore ses maux d'estomac qui disparaissaient par enchantement apres qu'il eut bu une concoction d'armoise.
A new lounge concept Quench will focus on hydrating customers before they fly and serve a range of non-alcoholic beverages including syrups from Bickfords and Buderim Ginger and a signature tisane blend designed by Rockpool.
The Epicurean lived up to its name offering a hedonistic feast of British dishes with an adventurous twist like a fondue of whipped brie with hibiscus and sun-dried cranberry tisane.
The tea is an antioxidant tisane, made from berries, known to protect cells and fight free radicals.
4- Boisson, sans sucre ni lait (the, cafe, infusion, tisane, ou eau plate ou petillante)
An ancient Etruscan elixir, tisane from Tuscany is an herbal drink with curative properties from A-Z.