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ouzo

[oo-zoh; Greek oo-zaw] /ˈu zoʊ; Greek ˈu zɔ/
noun
1.
an anise-flavored, colorless liqueur of Greece.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Modern Greek oûzo(n); etymology uncertain
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Examples for ouzo
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ouzo

ouzo

/ˈuːzəʊ/
noun
1.
a strong aniseed-flavoured spirit from Greece
Word Origin
Modern Greek ouzon, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for ouzo
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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