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.
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- 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
Pirates' Alley serves a drink they call absinthe, which is actually Pernod with the sugar cube/spoon/flame modern Czech ritual.
The woman explained that the plant, which she called absinthe, was seldom used except in that drink, reserved only for Mother Festivals.
I'd marked out my seat and I snaffled it sharpish on Saturday night, got into the spirit of things by ordering a fake absinthe from the Bartender -- Ed. As the rest of the audience filed in, I saw Adam sit down at the table to my right, chatting to the audience members sat there.
Maybe, but probably not because of any psychotropic chemical contained in the wormwood from which absinthe is distilled.
Indeed, the image that often comes foremost to mind when considering absinthe is a streetful of dissipated Parisian intellectuals, some of whom sunk into poverty and madness by dancing a bit too closely with the Green Fairy.
A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world.
La Fee Verte A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything ...
It looks from the outside like the term louche, as applied to absinthe, comes from a reference to the whitening eye of cataract, but the French dictionary carries all three meanings: squinty, dissolute, and cloudy.
There is some evidence, however, that the herbal elements in absinthe actually have a mild speedball effect: some of them are stimulants and some are sedatives, and the resulting effect is one of heightened alertness and calmness.
Still, hundreds of explorers risk their lives each year to pick the fruit as it is said to 'taste better than chocolate' and be 'more addictive than pocky dipped in absinthe and twice as trippy'.