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absinthe

or ab·sinth

[ ab-sinth ]
/ ˈæb sɪnθ /
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noun

a green, aromatic liqueur that is 68 percent alcohol, is made with wormwood and other herbs, and has a bitter, licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries.

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Origin of absinthe

1605–15; <French <Latin absinthium wormwood <Greek apsínthion
ab·sin·thi·al, ab·sin·thi·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for absinthe

absinthe

absinth

/ (ˈæbsɪnθ) /

noun

a potent green alcoholic drink, technically a gin, originally having high wormwood content
another name for wormwood (def. 1)
C15: via French and Latin from Greek apsinthion wormwood
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