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tisane

[ ti-zan, -zahn; French tee-zan ]

noun

, plural ti·sanes [ti-, zanz, -, zahnz, tee-, zan].
  1. (italics) French. aromatic or herb-flavored tea.
  2. Obsolete. a ptisan.


tisane

/ tɪˈzæn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tisane1

Borrowed into English from French around 1930–35

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tisane1

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

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Example Sentences

She does not drink water, only red wine from Domaine Tempier, Champagne, and a thermos of tisane before bed.

A huge piece of black court plaister hid the wound on his swollen lip, a cup of tisane stood upon the table.

With hasty, trembling hands she began to rearrange the tisane and medicines for the night on the little table at my bed-side.

I have taken the tisane Sister Angela sent up, but my hands are burning and my head aches.

He was becoming quite nice again ever since he had had nothing but tisane to drink.

For the rest I spend my life in making tisane, in lifting weights too heavy for me, and bargaining for things to eat.'

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