ptisan

ptisan

[tiz-uhn, ti-zan]
noun
a nourishing decoction, originally one made from barley, purported to have medicinal quality.

Origin:
1350–1400; < Latin ptisana < Greek ptisánē peeled barley, barley water; replacing Middle English tisane < French < Latin, as above

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ptisan (tɪˈzæn)
 
n
1.  grape juice drained off without pressure
2.  a variant spelling of tisane
 
[C14: from Old French tisane, from Latin ptisana, from Greek ptisanē barley groats]

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ptisan ptis·an (tĭz'ən, tĭ-zān')
n.
A medicinal infusion, such as sweetened barley water.

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