Definition of Sambuca

1. Noun. An Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice.

Generic synonyms: Cordial, Liqueur



Definition of Sambuca

1. Noun. An Italian liqueur made from elderberries and flavoured with licorice. Traditionally served with 3 coffee beans that represent health, wealth and fortune. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sambuca

1. an ancient stringed instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sambuca

sambaed
sambaing
sambal
sambals
sambar
sambars
sambas
sambhar
sambhars
sambhur
sambhurs
sambo
samboo
sambos
sambubiose
sambuca (current term)
sambucas
sambucus
sambuke
sambukes
sambuq
sambuqs
sambur
samburs
same
same(p)
same-blooded
same-bloodedness
same-minded
same-old, same-old

Literary usage of Sambuca

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The sambuca was probably identical with the Phoenician ... The sambuca has been compared to the military engine of the same name by some classical writers; ..."

2. Early Italian Poets: From Cuillo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1904)
"VIII SONNET Of the grave of Selvaggia, on the Monte delta sambuca I WAS upon the high and blessed mound, And kiss'd, long worshipping, the stones and grass, ..."

3. Dante and His Circle: With the Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante Alighieri (1905)
"... della sambuca. I WAS upon the high and blessed mound, And kissed, long worshipping, the stones and grass, There on the hard stones prostrate, where, ..."

4. The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200 by Dante Alighieri, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chiswick Press (1861)
"Of the grave of Selvaggia, on the Monte ddla sambuca. I WAS upon the high and blessed mound, And kiss'd, long worshipping, the stones and ' grass, ..."

5. The Queen of Naples and Lord Nelson: An Historical Biography Based on Mss by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1889)
"... Children—Her Ministers and Advisers—Marquis della sambuca—Marquis Caracciolo—Prince Caramanico— John Acton the brilliant Adventurer—His Extraordinary ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The sambuca was probably identical with the Phoenician ... The sambuca has been compared to the military engine of the same name by some classical writers; ..."

7. Early Italian Poets: From Cuillo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1904)
"VIII SONNET Of the grave of Selvaggia, on the Monte delta sambuca I WAS upon the high and blessed mound, And kiss'd, long worshipping, the stones and grass, ..."

8. Dante and His Circle: With the Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante Alighieri (1905)
"... della sambuca. I WAS upon the high and blessed mound, And kissed, long worshipping, the stones and grass, There on the hard stones prostrate, where, ..."

9. The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200 by Dante Alighieri, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chiswick Press (1861)
"Of the grave of Selvaggia, on the Monte ddla sambuca. I WAS upon the high and blessed mound, And kiss'd, long worshipping, the stones and ' grass, ..."

10. The Queen of Naples and Lord Nelson: An Historical Biography Based on Mss by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1889)
"... Children—Her Ministers and Advisers—Marquis della sambuca—Marquis Caracciolo—Prince Caramanico— John Acton the brilliant Adventurer—His Extraordinary ..."

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