- an anise-flavored, colorless liqueur of Greece.
Origin of ouzo
Examples from the Web for ouzo
Mr. Cosby had given me glass after glass of Ouzo, a drink that I had never had before.‘I Saved My Friend From Bill Cosby’
December 3, 2014
- a strong aniseed-flavoured spirit from Greece
Word Origin and History for ouzo
liquor flavored with aniseed, 1898, from Modern Greek ouzo, of uncertain origin. One theory [OED] is that it derives from Italian uso Massalia, literally "for Marsailles," which was stamped on selected packages of silkworm cocoons being shipped from Thessaly, and came to be taken for "of superior quality."