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Definition of Absinthe

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wormwood, woody herbaceous plant which yields a bitter oil; alcoholic liqueur containing wormwood
Absinthe Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The plant absinthium or common wormwood.
A strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol.
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WordNet 2.0

1. aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
(synonym) common wormwood, old man, lad's love, Artemisia absinthium
(hypernym) wormwood
(member-holonym) genus Artemisia
(substance-holonym) absinth
2. strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
(synonym) absinth
(hypernym) liqueur, cordial
(substance-meronym) anise, aniseed
Absinthe Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To come under the influence of absinthe in dreams, denotes that you will lead a merry and foolish pace with innocent companions, and waste your inheritance in prodigal lavishness on the siren, selfish fancy.

For a young woman to dream that she drinks absinthe with her lover warns her to resist his persuasions to illicit consummation of their love. If she dreams she is drunk, she will yield up her favors without strong persuasion. (This dream typifies that you are likely to waste your energies in pleasure.)
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Absinthe Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Absinthe ( or ; French: ) is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90–148 U.S. proof) beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium ("grand wormwood"), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "" (the green fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur, absinthe is not traditionally bottled with added sugar; it is therefore classified as a spirit. Absinthe is traditionally bottled at a high level of alcohol by volume, but it is normally diluted with water prior to being consumed.

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Absinthe Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary Of Cooking And Food Terms
Also wormwood. An aromatic plant that contains an alkaloid used to make medicinal drinks in the Middle Ages. The first absinthe liquer was made by HL Pernod in the late 1700's. Later it was discovered that absinthe had dangerous effects on the nervous system and was outlawed in 1915. Pernod is now flavored with aniseed.