Definitions for absintheˈæb sɪnθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a strong green liqueur made with wormwood and other herbs, having a bitter licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries.
Origin of absinthe:
1605–15; < F < L absinthium wormwood < Gk apsínthion
common wormwood, absinthe, old man, lad's love, Artemisia absinthium(noun)
aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs.
The herb Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood).
A moderate yellow green; absinthe green.
Origin: * First attested in the 15th Century.
the plant absinthium or common wormwood
a strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An extract of absinthium and other bitter herbs, containing 60% alcohol. Prolonged ingestion causes nervousness, convulsions, trismus, amblyopia, optic neuritis, and mental deterioration. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From two Latin words, _ad_, and _sinistrum_, meaning "to the bad." If in doubt, try one. (Old adage, "Absinthe makes the jag last longer)."