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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

An unsweetened green spirit whose principal and characteristic ingredient is oil of wormwood (see vermouth). Wormwood is a

absinthe

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a green aniseed-flavoured unsweetened spirit, originally flavoured with wormwood; in the 19th and early 20th centuries drinking absinthe was regarded as a sign of decadence....

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
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Medicine and health
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Absinthe is a strongly alcoholic drink produced by distillation and flavored by wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), prolonged addiction to which notoriously resulted in mental and ... More
vermouth

vermouth  

Fortified wine (about 16% alcohol by volume) flavoured with herbs and quinine. French vermouth is dry and colourless; Italian may be red or white and is sweet. Drunk as an apéritif, either with soda ...
wormwood

wormwood  

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A plant with a bitter taste, and therefore a metaphor for bitterness (Prov. 5: 4) and sorrow (Jer. 23: 15). A star which fell from heaven and poisoned the waters is called Wormwood (Rev. 8: 11).

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