Definition of pastis in English:

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pastis

Pronunciation: /ˈpastɪs/
/paˈstiːs/

noun (plural same)

[mass noun]
An aniseed-flavoured aperitif: he took a large swallow of pastis [count noun]: he drank three pastis
More example sentences
  • A number of licorice - flavored liqueurs such as anisette, pastis and ouzo are made with anise seed.
  • Anethole, the principal essential oil in the seeds, is what gives the flavour to drinks such as the French pastis, ouzo in Greece, and arak in Turkey; and this use has been dominant in modern times.
  • Fennel, like liquorice, dill, tarragon, ouzo and pastis, is something you love or hate.

Origin

French.

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