Definitions for ouzoˈu zoʊ
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a colorless, anise-flavored liqueur of Greece.
Origin of ouzo:
1895–1900; < ModGk oûzo(n), of uncert. orig.
a Greek liquor flavored with anise
An anise-flavoured liqueur, popular in Greece.
A serving of this drink.
Origin: From ούζο, either from üzüm or from the Italian uso Massalia (for use in Marseille) stamped on selected silkworm cocoons exported from Tyrnavos in the 19th century, standing for "superior quality". Other: from the ancient greek word όζω - οσμή (ózo - osmí = smell) because of the strong smell of the drink.
Ouzo is an anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus.