sambuca

noun (1)
sam·​bu·​ca | \ samˈb(y)ükə \
plural -s

Definition of sambuca

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: trigon

sambuca

noun (2)
sam·​bu·​ca | \ samˈbükə, sämˈbükä \
plural -s

Definition of sambuca (Entry 2 of 2)

: an anise-flavored Italian liqueur that is made with the fruit of a Eurasian elder bush (Sambucus nigra)

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History and Etymology for sambuca

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 18 Jan. 2022.

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