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Definition of the noun absinthe

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noun - plural: absinthes

  1. aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
  2. strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise

Alternative definition of the noun absinthe


  1. A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs.
  2. [obsolete] The herb Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood).


Absinthe is a musical group.

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Google previewVoodoo Hoodoo Spellbook (2011)

by Denise Alvarado

absinthe Conjure oil (Green Fairy oil) Absinthe is a potent alcoholic beverage made from select herbs and a large...

Google previewCognitive Psychology (2016)

by Robert J. Sternberg, Karin Sternberg

For example, people answered 200 two-alternative statements, such as “ Absinthe is (a) a liqueur, (b) a precious stone.” (Absinthe is a licorice-flavored liqueur.) People were asked to choose the correct answer and to state the probability that ...

Google previewThe Popular Science Monthly (1879)

The suggestion for offering absinthe is that it is an agreeable bitter, that it gives an appetite, and that it gives tone to ...

Google previewMedical news and collegiate herald

Absinthe is a yellowish- green liqueur, which contains a poisonous oil, having a deleterious effect on the nervous system ; this is wormwood oil, and is the product of the Artemisia Absinthium.

Google previewHooch (2013)

Simplified Brewing, Winemaking, and Infusing at Home by Scott Meyer

Leave the flavors to blend for two weeks before you drink your absinthe. SERVE. The final step before drinking absinthe is the ritual known as La Louche. It involves both further diluting ...

Google previewMood Enhancing Plants (2011)

by Chrissie Wildwood

Absinthe is a bright green liqueur (with between 55 and 90% alcohol), tasting sweet and anise-like at first, giving way to a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Google previewField Guide to Cocktails (2005)

How to Identify and Prepare Virtually Every Mixed Drink at the Bar by Rob Chirico

Hfl ABSINTHE General Absinthe is a strong herbal liqueur distilled with many Description: flavor/Ill herbs, including anise, licorice, hyssop, veronica, fennel, lemon balm, angelica, and wormwood Although true absinthe is illegal, contemporary ...

Google previewDecision Making and Change in Human Affairs (2012)

Proceedings of the Fifth Research Conference on Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making, Darmstadt, 1–4 September, 1975 by H. Jungermann, G. De Zeeuw

But it seems unlikely that laboratory subjects perceive differential penalties for saying absinthe is a liqueur and finding out it is a precious stone versus ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

Many absinthe drinkers believed that wormwood was the source of its legendary hallucinogenic powers, but most modern scientific analysis attributes its effects to the very high alcohol content, sometimes as high as 70 or 80 percent.

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Absinthe Cocktail.

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

"The words ardent spirits, as used in this act, shall be construed to embrace alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin, wine, porter, ale, beer, all malt liquors, all malt beverages, absinthe and all compounds or mixtures of any of them; all compounds ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

See: Absinthe. 2. Flunitrazepam. Absint-alsem Dutch name for Artemisia absinthium. Absinth See: Absinthe. Absinthe From Old French, from Latin absinthium, from Greek apsinthion. 1. A perennial aromatic European herb ( Artemisia ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

absinthe An unsweetened green liqueur whose principal and characteristic ingredient is oil of wormwood (see VERMOUTH). Wormwood is a small plant of the genus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

ABSINTHE. A green cordial derived from wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Absinthe is aniseflavored and ratherbitter andhasa proof of136.It was originally promoted asastomach tonic by French doctor Pierre Ordinaire in Neuchâtel, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


ABSINTHE, a liqueur or aromatised spirit, prepared by pounding the leaves and flowering tops of various species of wormwood, chiefly Artemisia Absinthium, along with angelica root (Archangelica officinalis), sweet flag root (Acorus Calamus), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

The French spirit absinthe, and the German drink vermouth are actually characterized by the unusual flavor. Specifically, the taste is due to an oily compound called absinthol, containing the bitter absinthin and an active ingredient thujone.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

ABSINTHE, a liqueur or aromatised spirit, prepared by pounding the leaves and flowering tops of various species of wormwood, chiefly Artemisia Absinthium, along with angelica root {Archangelica officinalis), sweet flag root (Acorns Calamiu), ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

absinthe /ab-sinth/ n. a green aniseedflavoured liqueur. – origin French. absolute adj. 1 complete; total. 2 having unlimited power: an absolute ruler. 3 not related or compared to anything else: absolute moral principles. – origin Latin absolutus ...

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There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture. (Thomas Couture)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1I1N1T1H4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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