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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.]
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(Cookery) an infusion of dried or fresh leaves or flowers, as camomile
[C19: from French, from Latin ptisana barley water; see ptisan]
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(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]
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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
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[tɪˈzæn] Ntisana f
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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."
I am scarcely arrived, and I have already levied a contribution of tisane upon Nantes."
"Your voice is getting hoarse," said D'Artagnan; "drink, monseigneur, drink!" And he offered him a cup of tisane , with the most friendly cordiality; Fouquet took it, and thanked him by a gentle smile.
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."
And there was much about fine dining I had missed that was there: formality of language; waiters in jacket and tie; sommeliers; and after the meal, a cart of bright green herbs in pots, from which they could snip little trimmings off to make a tisane.
Alongside sausages from an artisanal butcher in Perth are water-rich crudite platters, and while there's plenty of Western Australian wine, guests will also find sugar-free water infusions such as lemon myrtle and parsley, along with a make-your-own tisane station stocked with local herbs and teas.
For the tea - or, more correctly 'tisane' (herbal tea) - its calyces are typically used, although other parts of the plant, such as the leaves, seeds, and roots, are safe for consumption.
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.