noun \ˈab-(ˌ)sin(t)th\

: a green alcoholic drink that has a very strong and bitter flavor

Full Definition of ABSINTHE

:  wormwood 1
:  a green liqueur which is flavored with wormwood, anise, and other aromatic herbs and commercial production of which is banned in many countries for health concerns; also :  a liqueur resembling absinthe

Variants of ABSINTHE

ab·sinthe also ab·sinth \ˈab-(ˌ)sin(t)th\

Origin of ABSINTHE

French absinthe, from Latin absinthium, from Greek apsinthion
First Known Use: 1612

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail


noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ABSINTHE

: a green liqueur flavored with wormwood or a substitute, anise, and other aromatics

Variants of ABSINTHE

ab·sinthe also ab·sinth \ˈab-(ˌ)sin(t)th\


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