Adjective "absinthe" definition and examples

(Absinthe may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A potent green aniseed-flavoured alcoholic spirit, made with the shrub wormwood.
  1. 'One of my classmates procured an excellent bottle of sweet Champagne, and after two or three glasses of this, I downed a double shot of absinth.'
  2. 'Drinking absinthe supposedly made people murderous; that claim has been thoroughly disproved and it is now legal in Canada.'
  3. 'Eventually, one evening, while sitting in the town's Café de la Gare, Van Gogh hurled a full glass of absinthe at Gauguin before breaking down and being carried home to bed.'
  4. 'The mint-green of Aberline's absinthe shows up in the color of the lanterns on the Ripper's carriage, among other touches.'
  5. 'Oddly absinthe was never banned in the UK, though that fact was glossed over when absinthe was relaunched in Britain in December 1998.'
  6. 'Last night I bought a bottle of absinthe that is 89.9% It has some extreme warnings on it!'
  7. 'Jack quickly doused the cubes with some water and then waited until they dissolved and flowed into the absinth.'
  8. 'But no one, not even the manufacturers, claim that this new French product is actual absinthe.'

    More definitions

    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).

    More examples(as adjective)

    "floralses can be absinthe."

    "creams can be absinthe."


    Late Middle English: from French absinthe, via Latin from Greek apsinthion ‘wormwood’.