cassis

noun

cas·​sis kə-ˈsēs How to pronounce cassis (audio)
: 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 His 2018 Marchiori Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple with aromas of Oolong tea, black raspberry, and cassis. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 Aromas of brown baking spices, cedar chest, and cassis draw you into the glass for flavors of red plum, black raspberry, mocha, and golden-brown molasses. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 29 Feb. 2024 Bright, deep purple; tantalizing aromas of black plum, cassis and lavender. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Dry Burgundian white wine and crème de cassis is, now and forever, a Kir. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 30 Dec. 2023 Sparkling Wine Pour cassis into a flute or wine glass, and gently top with sparkling wine. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 30 Dec. 2023 But this royal update calls specifically for crème de cassis and champagne with a lemon twist. Gia Yetikyel, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2023 Ruby Ports are deep red to violet in color, with aromas of blueberry, cherry, and cassis. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 10 Dec. 2023 Ripe flavors of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, star anise, and clove are encased in a layer of firm yet velvety tannins. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 17 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, black currants, perhaps from Latin cassia

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cassis was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Cassis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cassis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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