Meaning of absinthe

ab•sinthe

Pronunciation: (ab'sinth), [key]
— n.
  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).
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