cassis

[ ka-sees; French ka-sees ]
/ kæˈsis; French kaˈsis /
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noun

(italics) French.
  1. a black currant.
  2. a brandy distilled from black currants.

Origin of cassis

From French
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British Dictionary definitions for cassis

cassis

/ (kɑːˈsiːs) /

noun

a blackcurrant cordial

Word Origin for cassis

C19: from French
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Word Origin and History for cassis

cassis


n.

black currant liquor, 1907, from French cassis (16c.) "black currant," apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia). The modern liqueur dates from mid-19c.

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