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a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.

1925–30; < French < Provençal; Old Provençal pastitz pastry, pâté < Vulgar Latin *pastīcius; see pasticcio, patisserie Unabridged
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pastis (pæˈstɪs, -ˈstiːs)
an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink
[from French, of uncertain origin]

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Everything seems to end in a feast where the wine and pastis flow.
In other words, the pastis unlikely to be prologue in mutual fund performance.
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