Absinthe

Noun

  • (alcohol): A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
  • (figuratively) Bitterness; sorrow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  • (US) Sagebrush
  • The herb absinthium Artemisia absinthium, (grande wormwood); essence of wormwood. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  • A moderate yellow green; absinthe green. [First attested in the late 19th century.]

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