Definition of absinthe in English:


Syllabification: ab·sinthe
Pronunciation: /ˈabˌsinTH
(also absinth)


  • 1A potent green aniseed-flavoured liqueur, originally made with the shrub wormwood.
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    • Kerrie admitted having drunk two shots of absinthe, a shot of vodka and a can of Stella Artois lager on the night in question.
    • But no one, not even the manufacturers, claim that this new French product is actual absinthe.
    • Lesser quality absinthe was made by adding plant extracts to lower grade alcohol.


late Middle English: from French absinthe, from Latin absinthium, from Greek apsinthion 'wormwood'.

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