Main definitions of cassis in English

: cassis1cassis2

cassis1

Pronunciation: /kaˈsiːs//ˈkasɪs/

noun

  • [mass noun] A syrupy blackcurrant liqueur produced mainly in Burgundy.

    • ‘The sorbet came in three flavours - apple, lychee and cassis.’
    • ‘Add cassis liqueur, stock and thyme; reduce to a thin sauce consistency, skimming surface as necessary.’
    • ‘Most cassis, a black-currant liqueur, is imported from France.’
    • ‘Liqueurs commonly made this way include triple sec, cassis, Cointreau, Grand Mariner and so forth.’
    • ‘We lived on no sleep, cigarettes and sugar, with an occasional dash of sirop de cassis in our champagne for vitamins.’
    • ‘It is also important in the production of fruit-flavoured spirits such as the crème de cassis used in making a vin blanc cassis or Kir which is the aromatic and deeply coloured product of blackcurrants macerated in alcohol.’
    • ‘In each of them I poured a few drops of crème de cassis, a thick sweet blackcurrant liqueur, mostly used diluted in white wine to make Kir cocktails.’
    • ‘Gently heat the champagne in the pan with the sugar and crème de cassis, then add the softened gelatine leaves.’
    • ‘Slice the strawberries into a blender, add the crème de cassis and blend.’
    • ‘In France the alcoholic cordial crème de cassis, made in the vicinity of Dijon in Burgundy from locally grown blackcurrants, won worldwide fame.’
    • ‘I took a Kir to whet my thirst - a blend of white wine and cassis whilst F celebrated the afternoon with a large cold beer.’
    • ‘My mega-meal included an aperitif of Kir - white wine and crème de cassis - for a nice mix of dry and sweet.’
    • ‘Pour the crème de cassis into a champagne flute, then fill slowly with chilled dry champagne.’
    • ‘I dived into the plateful as if I hadn't eaten for a week and soon felt well enough to finish the remaining half glass of my champagne avec cassis.’
    • ‘Certain words are commonly associated with certain grape varieties, such as cassis and Cabernet Sauvignon, gooseberries and Sauvignon Blanc, or butter and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘Shake 30 ml Remy Martin Cognac, 15 ml crème de cassis and 30 ml rhubarb compote or jam vigorously.’
    • ‘They're widely used for the syrupy crème de cassis.’
    • ‘Lines include traditional ‘cremes’ (menthe, cocoa, cassis, etc) along with new flavors.’
    • ‘This is also suitable ground for Bourgogne Aligoté, especially as the blackcurrant bushes needed for the production of cassis can often be seen growing alongside.’
    • ‘Guests were welcomed with a sparkling wine with a dash of cassis, then on to the more serious matter of the timbale of shrimp Parma ham and vegetables in tuna sauce, followed by a curry flavoured chicken cream soup, and lemon grass sorbet.’

Origin

French, blackcurrant, apparently from Latin cassia (see cassia).

Pronunciation:

cassis

/kaˈsiːs//ˈkasɪs/

Main definitions of cassis in English

: cassis1cassis2

cassis2

noun

  • [mass noun] A wine produced in the region of Cassis, a small town near Marseilles.

Pronunciation:

cassis

/kaˈsi/