absinthe definition

  • noun:
    • A perennial fragrant European natural herb (Artemisia absinthium), naturalized in eastern the united states and achieving pinnatifid, silvery silky leaves and numerous nodding rose minds. Also known as common wormwood.
    • an eco-friendly liqueur having a bitter anise or licorice taste and a top liquor content, prepared from absinthe as well as other natural herbs, and from now on forbidden in a lot of countries because of its toxicity.
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    • The common title of an extremely fragrant liqueur of an opaline-green color and bitter flavor; an abbreviation of extrait d'absinthe, extract of absinthium.
    • aromatic natural herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter style found in making the liqueur absinthe
    • strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise

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