cassis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cassis.

Noun[edit]

cassis ‎(usually uncountable, plural cassises)

  1. The blackcurrant plant, Ribes nigrum; the flavor of its berries
  2. A liqueur made from these berries, especially crème de cassis.
    Cassis and soda is a popular drink.
    • 1972, Evan Hunter, Every Little Crook and Nanny (page 132)
      The bartender looked at her malevolently for a moment, shook his head, and walked away to mix the drink. "I never had one of those, those vermouth cassises," Freddie said.
  3. A wine flavor note, suggesting the fruity and full-bodied characteristics of the fruit.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin cassia, from Hebrew קציעה (qetzi'ah), meaning incense cassia or the cassia tree.

Noun[edit]

cassis m ‎(plural cassis)

  1. blackcurrant (fruit)

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Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *kadh-(to guard, cover, care for, protect). Cognate with the Old English hætt(head-covering, hat). More at the English hat.

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Noun[edit]

cassis f ‎(genitive cassidis); third declension

  1. a plumed metal helmet

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cassis cassidēs
genitive cassidis cassidum
dative cassidī cassidibus
accusative cassidem cassidēs
ablative casside cassidibus
vocative cassis cassidēs

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