absinthe

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See also: absînthe, Absinthe, and absinthé

English[edit]

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Glasses of absinthe with slotted spoons and sugar cubes.

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

absinthe (countable and uncountable, plural absinthes)

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 A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs.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

Usage notes[edit]

  • (wormwood): Absinth is the preferred spelling of this sense only[2].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/absinthe
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 “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, page 9.

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French[edit]

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absinthe

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin absinthium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ap.sɛ̃t/
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Noun[edit]

absinthe f (plural absinthes)

  1. wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
  2. absinthe

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