- crème de cassis.
- (italics) French.
- a black currant.
- a brandy distilled from black currants.
Origin of cassis
Examples from the Web for cassis
Historical Examples of cassis
I never so much as looked on them as men—not in that way, for a Cassis woman, m'sieu."Fin Tireur"
There'd been claims of revolt on Cassis, but he hadn't been suspicious then.Talents, Incorporated
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
These shell-cameos are made from the genus Cassis, the helmet shells.
This genus is distinguished from Cassis by the outer lip, which is not reflected.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
Strange to say nobody has ever started a cassis still on this side.Cakes & Ale
- a blackcurrant cordial
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.