sambuca

1 of 2

noun (1)

sam·​bu·​ca
samˈb(y)ükə
plural -s
: trigon

sambuca

2 of 2

noun (2)

sam·​bu·​ca
samˈbükə,
sämˈbükä
plural -s
: an anise-flavored Italian liqueur that is made with the fruit of a Eurasian elder bush (Sambucus nigra)

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Latin, from Greek sambykē, of Semitic origin; akin to Aramaic śabbĕkhā trigon

Noun (2)

Italian, from sambuco elder bush, from Latin sambucus

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“Sambuca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sambuca. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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