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absinthe (ăb´sĬnth), an emerald-green liqueur distilled from wormwood and other aromatics, including angelica root, sweet-flag root, star anise, and dittany, which have been macerated and steeped in alcohol. It was invented in the 1790s by a Dr. Pierre Ordinaire, a Frenchman who lived in Switzerland, and the liqueur became enormously popular, particularly in late-19th-century Paris. Genuine absinthe is 70% to 80% alcohol. Because it caused harmful neurological effects (due to the presence of thujone, a toxic chemical in wormwood), absinthe was banned in many countries; where it still is available it is no longer as toxic as it once was.

See study by J. Adams (2004).

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ab·sinthe / ˈabˌsin[unvoicedth]/ (also ab·sinth) • n. 1. the shrub wormwood. 2. a potent green aniseed-flavored liqueur. Prepared from wormwood, it is now largely banned because of its toxicity.

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absinthe A herb liqueur flavoured with wormwood (Artemisia absinthium); it is toxic, sale was outlawed in USA in 1912, and in France and many other countries in 1915; its manufacture was restarted in the late 1990s. See also vermouth.

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absinthe

absinthe a green aniseed-flavoured liqueur, originally flavoured with wormwood, although this is now banned owing to its toxicity; in the 19th and early 20th centuries drinking absinthe was regarded as a sign of decadence.

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absinthe wormwood XVII; liqueur orig. flavoured with this XIX. — F. — L. absinthium — Gr. apsínthion wormwood, of alien orig.

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