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From Latin absinthium < Ancient Greek ἀψίνθιον (apsinthion). The Ancient Greek word is of uncertain origin. May be from Persian اسپند (ispand), wild rue). See also Absinthe on Wikipedia.

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Absinthium

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Absinthium (uncountable)
  1. Patrono:Plants The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an intensely bitter herb used in the production of absinthe and vermouth, and as a tonic.

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From Ancient Greek ἀψίνθιον (apsinthion), wormwood).

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absinthium (genitive absinthiī); n, second declension

  1. wormwood
  2. an infusion of wormwood sometimes masked with honey due to its bitter taste
  3. (figuratively) something which is bitter but wholesome
    • c. 35-100 ADQuintilian, Institutio Oratoria, 3.1.5
      Sed nos veremur ne parum hic liber mellis et absinthii multum habere videatur
      But I fear that this book will have too little sweetness and too much wormwood.
  4. accusative singular of absinthium
  5. vocative singular of absinthium

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