from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A perennial aromatic European herb (Artemisia absinthium), naturalized in eastern North America and having pinnatifid, silvery silky leaves and numerous nodding flower heads. Also called common wormwood.
- n. A green liqueur having a bitter anise or licorice flavor and a high alcohol content, prepared from absinthe and other herbs, and now prohibited in many countries because of its toxicity.
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- n. Sagebrush
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of a highly aromatic liqueur of an opaline-green color and bitter taste; an abbreviation of extrait d'absinthe, extract of absinthium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
- n. strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
Middle English, wormwood, from Old French, from Latin absinthium, from Greek apsinthion.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)