pastis

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

noun

a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.

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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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