tisane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tisane infusion of e.g. dried or fresh flowers or leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tisane (Med) See Ptisan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tisane A decoction with medicinal properties. Compare ptisan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tisane tē-zan′ a medicinal decoction. See Ptisan.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The voice was very clear and steady with which she spoke to Tante Lizette, brewing her tisane there in a corner.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
Here is the tisane when you are thirsty.
"Frances Waldeaux" by Rebecca Harding Davis
All I did was put the tisane on to boil.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
Of course, Sylves' was not well, he needed some of maman's tisanes.
"The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories" by Alice Dunbar
Do we not think a tisane a weak washy drink, when we are strong?
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
This way, sir; Jolitte shall make you some hot tisane.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I will send you up some tisane.
"Bonnie Prince Charlie" by G. A. Henty
I asked for a cup of tisane and they brought me an entire pot of hot water.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
It sounds rhetorical to say so, but it was not quelled in peasoup or tisane.
"The Insurrection in Dublin" by James Stephens
I must tell Marcelline to make her a little tisane when she goes to bed.
"The Tapestry Room" by Mrs. Molesworth
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In poetry:

Tu vuoi saper perche` passo le sere
Giuocando un trivial giuoco coi cretini
Bevendo spesso le tisane nere
Che l'oste chiama vini!
"Flectar, Non Frangar" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

While herbal teas (or tisanes) are readily available everywhere these days, growing your own tea garden offers freshness not found on any shelf and the satisfaction of picking your own cup of tea.
There are also thousands of intriguing and delicious tisanes, or herbal teas , which only require hot water and plant material.
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