- a black currant.
- a brandy distilled from black currants.
Origin of cassis
Examples from the Web for cassis
Strange to say nobody has ever started a cassis still on this side.Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer
The entire account of this Cassis was interpolated by Linnus in the pages of his amanuensis.
That is a name they have given me, because when they drag me into a wineshop it is cassis I always take.
A few days ago the black-currant-trees were being stripped for the benefit of Parisian lovers of cassis, a liqueur in high repute.
The men stopped midway to take a glass of beer, and Gervaise and Mamma Coupeau drank some cassis with water.
British Dictionary definitions for cassis
Word Origin for cassis
Word Origin and History for cassis
black currant liquor, 1907, from French cassis (16c.) "black currant," apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia). The modern liqueur dates from mid-19c.