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pousse-café

[poos-ka-fey; French poos-ka-fey] /ˌpus kæˈfeɪ; French pus kaˈfeɪ/
noun, plural pousse-cafés
[poos-ka-feyz; French poos-ka-fey] /ˌpus kæˈfeɪz; French pus kaˈfeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an after-dinner drink of liqueurs of various colors and specific gravities, carefully poured into a glass so as to remain floating in separate layers.
2.
a small glass of liqueur served after coffee.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French: literally, (it) pushes on (the) coffee
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British Dictionary definitions for poussecafe

pousse-café

/puskafe/
noun
1.
a drink of liqueurs of different colours in unmixed layers
2.
any liqueur taken with coffee at the end of a meal
Word Origin
literally: coffee-pusher
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