Noun Absinthe Definition and Examples







A potent green aniseed-flavoured alcoholic spirit, made with the shrub wormwood.
  1. 'To help fuel this weekend marathon the museum offered special guided tours throughout the night and served absinthe in the cafe.'
  2. 'If you send me absinthe I will write a song for you.'
  3. 'One of my classmates procured an excellent bottle of sweet Champagne, and after two or three glasses of this, I downed a double shot of absinth.'
  4. 'Last night I bought a bottle of absinthe that is 89.9% It has some extreme warnings on it!'
  5. 'But no one, not even the manufacturers, claim that this new French product is actual absinthe.'
  6. 'Eventually, one evening, while sitting in the town's Café de la Gare, Van Gogh hurled a full glass of absinthe at Gauguin before breaking down and being carried home to bed.'
  7. 'The mint-green of Aberline's absinthe shows up in the color of the lanterns on the Ripper's carriage, among other touches.'
  8. 'There is no absinth like Czech absinth they say.'
    ((n.) The plant absinthium or common wormwood.|--|(n.) A strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol.|--|)


    1. a green, aromatic liqueur that is 68 percent alcohol, is made with wormwood and other herbs, and has a bitter, licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries.

    2. wormwood (def 2).


    Slotted spoons have a particular role in the traditional absinthe ritual. They are used to hold a sugar cube over a glass as one dissolves it into her drink with cold water.

    Late Middle English: from French absinthe, via Latin from Greek apsinthion ‘wormwood’.

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