Meaning of ABSINTHE in English

ABSINTHE

Also wormwood. An aromatic plant that contains an alkaloid used to make medicinal drinks in the Middle Ages. The first absinthe liquer was made by HL Pernod in the late 1700's. Later it was discovered that absinthe had dangerous effects on the nervous system and was outlawed in 1915. Pernod is now flavored with aniseed.

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