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cassis

[ka-sees; French ka-sees] /kæˈsis; French kaˈsis/
noun
2.
(italics) French.
  1. a black currant.
  2. a brandy distilled from black currants.
Origin
< French
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British Dictionary definitions for cassis

cassis

/kɑːˈsiːs/
noun
1.
a blackcurrant cordial
Word Origin
C19: from French
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Word Origin and History for cassis
n.

black currant liquor, 1907, from French cassis (16c.) "black currant," apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia). The modern liqueur dates from mid-19c.

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