crème de cassis.
a black currant.
a brandy distilled from black currants.
The entire account of this cassis was interpolated by Linnus in the pages of his amanuensis.
The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society – Vol. 4 Various
I never so much as looked on them as men—not in that way, for a cassis woman, m’sieu.
“Fin Tireur” Robert Hichens
Before we left, we were compelled to accept a thimbleful of cassis, most delectable, and to promise to return very soon.
A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
Strange to say nobody has ever started a cassis still on this side.
Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
Specimens of the Strombus, cassis, and Fasciolaria were occasionally used.
Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans William H. Holmes
Larousses dictionary says that good liqueurs were made at cassis in Provence.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
This genus is distinguished from cassis by the outer lip, which is not reflected.
A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
Take it to cassis, to Arles, to Avignon—where you will—and leave it there.
Lords of the Housetops Various
After dinner, when the coffee and cassis had been drunk, Madame Regnier invited Stella to play to them.
Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
He who has seen Paris, and has not seen cassis, may say, “I have seen nothing.”
Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer
a blackcurrant cordial
black currant liquor, 1907, from French cassis (16c.) “black currant,” apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia). The modern liqueur dates from mid-19c.
Kassite. a member of an ancient people related to the Elamites, who ruled Babylonia from c1650 to c1100 b.c. Historical Examples With the kings of the Cassite dynasty Ramman seems to be popular. Sumerian Hymns Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh We may therefore embrace the period of Hammurabi and his successors, down through the rule of the […]
a brown or black mineral, tin dioxide, SnO 2 , that crystallizes in the tetragonal system; tinstone: the principal ore of tin. Historical Examples The tin occurs in the form of cassiterite, and is found chiefly in or near the crystalline rocks, especially the granite. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various Our […]
a male given name. Contemporary Examples Pop, pop, pop, Ali—then Cassius Clay—surrounded the lumbering Scandinavian with zinging leather. The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull Mark Jacobson March 7, 2014 Another Maximus factor is the august Roman -us ending, with other names like Atticus, Cassius, Augustus and Magnus heating […]
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Gaius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/ (Show IPA), died 42 b.c, Roman general: leader of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. Historical Examples Cassius Longinus also is present, my wife’s guardian and trustee, a man of the loftiest and most irreproachable character. The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura Lucius Apuleius She had been given to […]