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  • noun

Synonyms for absinthe

aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe

strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise

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Born in 1892, he had identified himself in the essay as "born at about the same time as The Green Fairy Book" (OFS 54).
Elegant and mesmerizing, this green fairy is enchanting.
In character as Jerome Cloche, a velvet-suited, top-hatted proprietor of a Paris cafe in the 1880s, Bell presented an engaging history of "The Green Fairy," as absinthe has been called due to its reputed mind-altering capabilities.
They discuss its history, famous imbibers, collectibles of course, and the current green fairy scene.
It went by various names: Green Goddess, Green Muse, Green Devil and most commonly, La Fee Verte, the Green Fairy.
This aperitif's predecessor was the storied absinthe, the Green Fairy, which got its dominant flavor from the medicinal herb wormwood, now banned in liqueurs, and its kick from an alcohol content as high as 72 percent.
This year, a century after a Swiss vineyard worker triggered absinthe bans across Europe by murdering his wife and children while under the influence of the Green Fairy (along with copious amounts of wine and brandy), absinthe containing up to 35 milligrams of thujone per liter became legal again in Switzerland, where the drink was invented.
Kylie Minogue embodied it, sprinkling Paris with green fairy dust.
And then the fake tipi, then the drummer in the head dress, then the stage became full of people dressed like the green giant, feathers everywhere, and then, this green fairy with green feathers, twitching uncontrollably on stage.
It became known as the Green Fairy during the height of its popularity in 19th century French cafe society, when it was famously drunk by artists like Vincent Van Gough and Pablo Picasso, who believed it enhanced their creativity.
Lanchester is targeting two of the fastest growing sectors in the drinks market with Green Fairy.
And the lovely Nanette Newman who showed us that hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face, with mild, green Fairy Liquid?
THIS 70 per cent proof, emerald green French aperitif is called The Green Fairy because it can have hallucinatory effects
Although men have achieved classic status as collectors of stories in the oral tradition, a close look at the work of pioneers such as the Grimm brothers and Andrew Lang reveals how much each relied on female sources - the Grimm brothers on various friends and relatives from whom they collected tales, and Andrew Lang on his wife and a bevy of assistants who translated and adapted selections to which he gave an editorial glaze for "his" fairy tale series (The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, and so on).