from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, unsweetened Greek liqueur flavored with anise.
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- n. An anise-flavoured liqueur, popular in Greece.
- n. A serving of this drink.
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- n. a Greek liquor flavored with anise
Modern Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek ούζο (ouzo), either from Turkish üzüm ("grape") or from the Italian uso Massalia (for use in Marseille) stamped on selected silkworm cocoons exported from Tyrnavos in the 19th century, standing for "superior quality". Other: from the ancient greek word όζω - οσμή (ózo - osmí = smell) because of the strong smell of the drink. (Wiktionary)