Definition of absinthine in English:

absinthine

adjective

rare
  • Having the characteristics of wormwood; bitter, harsh.

Pronunciation

absinthine

/abˈsɪnθʌɪn/ /əbˈsɪnθʌɪn/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. Originally from absinth or its ultimate etymon classical Latin absinthium absinthium + -ine.