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pousse–café

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noun pousse–ca·fé \ˌpüs-(ˌ)ka-ˈfā\

Definition of pousse–café

  1. :  an after-dinner drink consisting of several liqueurs of different colors and specific gravities poured so as to remain in separate layers



Origin and Etymology of pousse–café

French, literally, coffee chaser


First Known Use: 1862


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