Definition of cassis
: a syrupy liquor of low alcoholic strength made from black currants and used chiefly as a flavoring and sweetening agent
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At the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, sweet orange and cassis liqueurs are mixed with the wine and fresh fruit in the hotel’s La Côte bistro.
To make the compote: Place the berries in a medium saucepan and toss with the créme de cassis and sugar.
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Origin and Etymology of cassis
French, literally, black currants, perhaps from Latin cassia
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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