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[pa-stees; French pas-tees] /pæˈstis; French pasˈtis/
noun
1.
a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.
Origin of pastis
1925-1930
1925-30; < French < Provençal; Old Provençal pastitz pastry, pâté < Vulgar Latin *pastīcius; see pasticcio, patisserie
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pastis

/pæˈstɪs; -ˈstiːs/
noun
1.
an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink
Word Origin
from French, of uncertain origin
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