Definition of Absinthe

1. Noun. Aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe.

Exact synonyms: Artemisia Absinthium, Common Wormwood, Lad's Love, Old Man
Substance meronyms: Absinth
Group relationships: Genus Artemisia
Generic synonyms: Wormwood

2. Noun. Strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise.

Definition of Absinthe

1. Noun. (sense alcohol) A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs. ¹

2. Noun. (context: obsolete) The herb ''Artemisia absinthium'' (grande wormwood). ¹

3. Noun. A moderate yellow green; absinthe green. ¹

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Definition of Absinthe

1. a bitter liqueur [n -S]

Medical Definition of Absinthe

1. 1. The plant absinthium or common wormwood. 2. A strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol. Origin: F. Absinthe. See Absinthium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Absinthe

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1. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1866)
"On the Effects of absinthe. MD Decaisne, on the question of the effects of absinthe, ... absinthe, in the same dose and of the same degree of alcoholic ..."

2. Choisy: A Novel by James P. Story (1872)
"He had kept his counsel so well, that afternoon, that the weakness was rather lamentable ; but then absinthe is a wonderful " refreshment," as Mr. Somers ..."

3. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1913)
"Uncle Sam Forbids absinthe. The importation of absinthe into the United States and its sale in inter-State commerce are prohibited after Oct. 1 next by a ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1869)
"At this st»ge the result is certain, and dissolution is rarely delayed very long. The symptom that first causes disquiet to the habitual absinthe drinker is ..."

5. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1861)
"absinthe Drinking in France. Fashion holds despotic sway in every phase of life. The drinking customs of nations yield to it. With us, hard cider has given ..."

6. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"V65 On diluting absinthe the essential oils are thrown out of solution, ... The composition of absinthe appears to be fixed by no definite standard of ..."

7. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"Of the liqueurs, absinthe is the most important in relation to health, and will be considered separately. The alcoholic strength and general composition of ..."

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