ptisan

[ tiz-uhn, ti-zan ]

noun
  1. a nourishing decoction, originally one made from barley, purported to have medicinal quality.

Origin of ptisan

1
1350–1400; <Latin ptisana<Greek ptisánē peeled barley, barley water; replacing Middle English tisane<French <Latin, as above

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How to use ptisan in a sentence

  • ptisan, tiz′an, n. a medicinal drink made from barley with other ingredients.

  • On his next visit the doctor asked, "What effect has the ptisan produced?"

  • A large cup of ptisan was presented by the page, which the sick man swallowed with eager and trembling haste.

    The Fair Maid of Perth | Sir Walter Scott
  • When the diminutive Abb de Voisenon was ordered by his physician to drink a quart of ptisan per hour, he was horrified.

  • When the little Abb de Voisenon was ordered by his physician to drink a quart of ptisan per hour he was horrified.

    A Book about Doctors | John Cordy Jeaffreson

British Dictionary definitions for ptisan

ptisan

/ (tɪˈzæn) /


noun
  1. grape juice drained off without pressure

  2. a variant spelling of tisane

Origin of ptisan

1
C14: from Old French tisane, from Latin ptisana, from Greek ptisanē barley groats

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