- The herb absinthium Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood); essence of wormwood. [from 1350–1470]
- (figuratively) Bitterness; sorrow. [from 1350–1470]
- A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs. [from mid 19th c.]
- Synonym: (colloquial) green fairy
- 2010, Paul Owens; Paul Nathan, The Little Green Book of Absinthe, Penguin, →ISBN:
- Absinthe ads like to trade on artists like Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec, as if the history of the green fairy began in the Pigalle neighborhood of 1870s Paris, but wormwood-infused drinks have been around for thousands of years.
- (color) A moderate yellow green. [from late 19th c.] absinthe green:
- Synonym: absinthe green
- (US) Sagebrush.
herb Artemisia absinthium
- ^ https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/absinthe
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002) , “absinthe”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 9
absinthe f (plural absinthes)