What is another word for absinthe?

Pronunciation: [ˈabsɪnθ] (IPA)

Absinthe is a highly alcoholic spirit that is infused with anise, fennel, and wormwood. It has been popular throughout Europe for centuries, with a reputation that is shrouded in mystery and controversy. While "absinthe" is the most common name for this drink, there are many other synonyms that have been used over the years. Some of these include "Green Fairy," "La Fee Verte," "The Green Muse," "The Green Lady," and "The Devil in the Bottle." Each of these names reflects the drink's reputation for causing hallucinations, creativity, and madness, as well as its vibrant green color. Regardless of what you call it, absinthe remains an intriguing and powerful drink with a long and fascinating history.

Synonyms for Absinthe:

What are the hypernyms for Absinthe?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Absinthe?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for absinthe (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Absinthe?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Absinthe

Sea and Nile are meeting in blue, and green, and brownish stripes, blending to a general absinthe colour as we get closer to the flat delta; little level rows of cloud throw purple shadows across the crisp small waves, and over the horizon there's a flight of white lateen sails.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
Beside her an old gentleman was drinking absinthe; behind her the dame de comptoir in the pink ribbons was calling Alcibiade!
"Four Meetings"
Henry James
The absinthe-you have not forgotten it?
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker

Famous quotes with Absinthe

  • There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture.
    Thomas Couture
  • I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
    Ernest Dowson
  • I took a bottle of pills. I'd been in Europe and I had a lot of absinthe and I was just drinking and drinking, trying to, you know, just shut my body down.
    Jack Osbourne
  • ...the outpourings of Elisée Reclus were ideals of the French ouvrier, diluted with absinthe, resulting in a bourgeois dream of order and inertia. Neither made a pretence of anarchy except as a momentary stage towards order and unity. Neither of them had formed any other conception of the universe than what they had inherited from the priestly class to which their minds obviously belonged. With them, as with the socialist, communist, or collectivist, the mind that followed nature had no relation.
    Henry Adams
  • Suddenly he saw them, the bottles of aguardiente, of anís, of jerez, of Highland Queen, the glasses, a babel of glasses—towering, like the smoke from the train that day—built to the sky, then falling, the glasses toppling and crashing, falling downhill from the Generalife Gardens, the bottles breaking, bottles of Oporto, tinto, blanco, bottles of Pernod, Oxygènée, absinthe, bottles smashing, bottles cast aside, falling with a thud on the ground in parks, under benches, beds, cinema seats, hidden in drawers at Consulates, bottles of Calvados dropped and broken, or bursting into smithereens, tossed into garbage heaps, flung into the sea, the Mediterranean, the Caspian, the Caribbean, bottles floating in the ocean, dead Scotchmen on the Atlantic highlands—and now he saw them, smelt them, all, from the very beginning—bottles, bottles, bottles, and glasses, glasses, glasses, of bitter, of Dubonnet, of Falstaff, Rye, Johnny Walker, Vieux Whiskey blanc Canadien, the apéritifs, the digestifs, the demis, the dobles, the noch ein Herr Obers, the et glas Araks, the tusen taks, the bottles, the bottles, the beautiful bottles of tequila, and the gourds, gourds, gourds, the millions of gourds of beautiful mescal . . .
    Malcolm Lowry

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