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pastis

[pa-stees; French pas-tees]
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noun
  1. a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.
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Origin of pastis

1925–30; < French < Provençal; Old Provençal pastitz pastry, pâté < Vulgar Latin *pastīcius; see pasticcio, patisserie
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  • We are immortal, and do not forget;We are eternal, and to us the pastIs as the future, present.

  • Silvius begat Æneas, from Æneas sprang Latinus, and Latinus was succeeded by Pastis.


British Dictionary definitions for pastis

pastis

noun
  1. an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink
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Word Origin

from French, of uncertain origin
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