ouzo

[oo-zoh; Greek oo-zaw]
noun
an anise-flavored, colorless liqueur of Greece.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Modern Greek oûzo(n); etymology uncertain

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ouzo (ˈuːzəʊ)
 
n
a strong aniseed-flavoured spirit from Greece
 
[Modern Greek ouzon, of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

ouzo
liquor flavored with aniseed, 1898, from Mod.Gk. ouzo, of uncertain origin. One theory is that it derives from It. uso Massalia, lit. "for Marsailles," which was stamped on selected packages of silkworm cocoons being shipped from Thessaly, and came to be taken in Gk. for "of superior quality."
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Example sentences
Their sour taste perfectly complements the sweet and strong, anise-flavored ouzo or raki.
Stay away from the ouzo unless you want to wake up wondering what happened to your head.
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