[ ti-zan, -zahn; French tee-zan ]
/ tɪˈzæn, -ˈzɑn; French tiˈzan /

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

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

Origin of tisane

Borrowed into English from French around 1930–35
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/ (tɪˈzæn) /


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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