cassis

cassis

[ka-sees; French ka-sees]
noun
2.
(italics) French.
a.
a black currant.
b.
a brandy distilled from black currants.

Origin:
< French

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cassis (kɑːˈsiːs)
 
n
a blackcurrant cordial
 
[C19: from French]

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cassis
black currant liquor, 1907, from Fr., apparently from L. cassia (see cassia).
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