cassis

noun
cas·​sis | \ kə-ˈsēs How to pronounce cassis (audio) \

Definition of cassis

: a syrupy liquor of low alcoholic strength made from black currants and used chiefly as a flavoring and sweetening agent

Examples of cassis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forest, cedar and loam are layered under cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate, tobacco, leather, mint and savory herbs. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, "Meet Julien Fayard, the French Winemaker Bringing Skill and Emotion to Napa Valley," 29 Mar. 2021 On the nose, the 2018 Dautel shows intense aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry and cassis. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, "Why You Should Explore The World Of German Pinot Noir Wines," 18 Mar. 2021 Enjoy on its own, or add a couple berries and some cassis for an even livelier drink. Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio: available at SauceyFrom an acclaimed region of Northern Italy comes this popular and refreshing pinot grigio. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "The best cheap wines," 10 Mar. 2021 Soaring aromatics move from high-toned minerality, savory forest and fresh herbs to cassis, chocolate and warm spice. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, "The 13 Best New Merlots to Buy Right Now," 8 Mar. 2021 This is a sweet, complex, nuanced whisky that offers of flavors of raspberry, vanilla, caramel and cassis. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, "Seven Exceptional Values In Blended Scotch Whisky To Buy Now," 25 Feb. 2021 Produced with local blackcurrants from New York’s Catskills region, Petach developed a fresh and vibrant liqueur that’s a far cry from France’s traditional cloying cassis liqueurs. Kat Odell, Vogue, "9 New Woman-Founded Spirits Brands to Get and Gift This New Year," 21 Dec. 2020 The waiters would weep for lack of plates to carry, and who would the sommeliers talk to about the 2016 Harlan Estate, with its warm cassis notes and incredible structure? Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "You have very legit, totally OK reasons for attending a big French Laundry dinner party right now," 1 Dec. 2020 Score this Align pair in the cassis hue for just under $40 — perfect for heading to yoga or pairing with an oversize sweatshirt while lounging at home. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "Lululemon is slashing prices during its Black Friday sale," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cassis

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cassis

French, literally, black currants, perhaps from Latin cassia

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13 Apr 2021

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“Cassis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cassis. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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