There are 2 definitions of cassis in English:

cassis1

Syllabification: cas·sis
Pronunciation: /kaˈsēs
 
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(also crème de cassis /ˌkrem də kaˈsēs/)

noun

  • A syrupy liqueur flavored with black currants and produced mainly in Burgundy.
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    • They're widely used for the syrupy crème de cassis.
    • In each of them I poured a few drops of crème de cassis, a thick sweet blackcurrant liqueur, mostly used diluted in white wine to make Kir cocktails.
    • In France the alcoholic cordial crème de cassis, made in the vicinity of Dijon in Burgundy from locally grown blackcurrants, won worldwide fame.

Origin

late 19th century: French, literally 'black currant', apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia).

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There are 2 definitions of cassis in English:

cassis2

Syllabification: cas·sis
Pronunciation: /
 
kaˈsēs/

noun

  • A wine produced in the region of Cassis, a small town near Marseilles.

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