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Glasses of absinthe with slotted spoons and sugar cubes.

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EtymologyEdit

French absinthe, from Latin absinthium, from Ancient Greek ἀψίνθιον (apsínthion, wormwood).

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NounEdit

absinthe (countable and uncountable, plural absinthes)

  1. The herb absinthium Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood); essence of wormwood. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. (figuratively) Bitterness; sorrow[1]. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  3. (alcohol): A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
  4. A moderate yellow green; absinthe green. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]
    absinthe green colour:  
  5. (US) Sagebrush

Usage notesEdit

  • (wormwood): Absinth is the preferred spelling of this sense only[1].

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 “absinthe” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.

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FrenchEdit

 
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absinthe

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin absinthium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

absinthe f (plural absinthes)

  1. wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
  2. absinthe

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