pastis

[ pa-stees; French pas-tees ]
/ pæˈstis; French pasˈtis /
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noun

a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.

Nearby words

  1. pastille,
  2. pastime,
  3. pastina,
  4. pastiness,
  5. pasting,
  6. pastitsio,
  7. pastness,
  8. pasto,
  9. pastor,
  10. pastorage

Origin of pastis

1925–30; < French < Provençal; Old Provençal pastitz pastry, pâté < Vulgar Latin *pastīcius; see pasticcio, patisserie

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British Dictionary definitions for pastis

pastis

/ (pæˈstɪs, -ˈstiːs) /

noun

an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink

Word Origin for pastis

from French, of uncertain origin

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