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

1350–1400; < Latin ptisana < Greek ptisánē peeled barley, barley water; replacing Middle English tisane < French < Latin, as above Unabridged
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ptisan (tɪˈzæn)
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')
A medicinal infusion, such as sweetened barley water.

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