Origin of absinthe
Examples from the Web for absinthe
And the Absinthe House has a full list: Other famous imbibers include P.T. Barnum, Oscar Wilde, and General Robert E. Lee.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
I ask Cuco how The Verne Club gets illegal, over-proof alcohol like absinthe through the fine-toothed comb of Argentine customs.
They also brought labor unions, anarchism, socialism, and, of course, absinthe.
There is something about being in Captain Nemo's Nautilus that makes the absinthe taste even better.
The absinthe ban lasted until 2010, when Articulo 1123 was ever-so-quietly repealed.
Boche told of a carpenter he had known who had been a drinker of absinthe.L'Assommoir
The man grasped the proffered glass and swallowed, choking, the absinthe.Melomaniacs
It is called by Puller, with great glee, an "Absinthe gummy."
"I've just been opalizing your absinthe for you," he laughed, as we sat down.Dreamers of the Ghetto
A smile flickered in his eyes, and he stirred his absinthe in silence.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
- a potent green alcoholic drink, technically a gin, originally having high wormwood content
- another name for wormwood (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for absinthe
also absinth, alcoholic liqueur distilled from wine mixed with wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), 1842, from French absinthe, "essence of wormwood," from Latin absinthum "wormwood," from Greek apsinthion, perhaps from Persian (cf. Persian aspand, of the same meaning). The plant so called in English from c.1500 (Old English used the word in the Latin form).