Definition of tisane in English:

tisane

Syllabification: ti·sane
Pronunciation: /tiˈzan, -ˈzän
 
/

noun

  • An herbal tea, consumed especially for its medicinal properties.
    More example sentences
    • Properly called tisanes, or herbal infusions, these aren't truly tea.
    • More explanations and monologues on things French follow (including useful tips on how to snag a red croc bag from Hermes, or to sweeten one's natural juices with a pot of tisane - herbal tea - before making love).
    • Huge international tea companies sell teas, tisanes and herbals in hip, socially conscious packages.

Origin

1930s: from French.

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