Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drink served after coffee at dinner, composed of several cordials (generally two parts of maraschino and one each of chartreuse, absinthe, vermouth, and benedictine, with a film of brandy), forming successive layers in the glass. The name is often given to any cordial taken after coffee.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A drink served after coffee at dinner, usually one of several liqueurs, or cordials, of different specific gravities poured so as to remain separate in layers; hence, such a drink of cordials served at any time.
- n. small drink served after dinner (especially several liqueurs poured carefully so as to remain in separate layers)
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