Definition of sambuca in English:

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sambuca

Pronunciation: /samˈbo͞okə/

noun

An Italian aniseed-flavored liqueur.
Example sentences
  • The number of people who finish the evening off with an amaretto, sambuca, cognac, or brandy is on the decline, he says.
  • From a height of at least 1 foot, the forfeitee pours the flaming sambuca into the empty spare glass.
  • The bartender lines up two half-pint glasses and pours them full of sambuca, before flicking a match at them.

Origin

Italian, from Latin sambucus 'elder tree'.

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