pastis

[pa-stees; French pas-tees]
noun
a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.

Origin:
1925–30; < French < Provençal; Old Provençal pastitz pastry, pâté < Vulgar Latin *pastīcius; see pasticcio, patisserie

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pastis (pæˈstɪs, -ˈstiːs)
 
n
an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink
 
[from French, of uncertain origin]

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