tisane

[ ti-zan, -zahn; French tee-zan ]
/ tɪˈzæn, -ˈzɑn; French tiˈzan /
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noun, plural ti·sanes [ti-zanz, -zahnz; French tee-zan] /tɪˈzænz, -ˈzɑnz; French tiˈzan/.

(italics) French. aromatic or herb-flavored tea.
Obsolete. a ptisan.

Nearby words

  1. tiruchirappali,
  2. tirunelveli,
  3. tiryns,
  4. tis,
  5. tisa,
  6. tischendorf,
  7. tischendorf, lobegott friedrich konstantin von,
  8. tiselius,
  9. tiselius, arne,
  10. tishah b'av

Origin of tisane

Borrowed into English from French around 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for tisane

tisane

/ (tɪˈzæn) /

noun

an infusion of dried or fresh leaves or flowers, as camomile

Word Origin for tisane

C19: from French, from Latin ptisana barley water; see ptisan

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Word Origin and History for tisane

tisane

n.

1931, from French tisane; earlier ptisan (14c.), from Latin ptisana, from Greek ptisane "crushed barley," related to ptissein "to winnow" (see pestle).

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