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An Italian aniseed-flavoured liqueur.‘a glass of flaming sambuca’count noun ‘a good few sambucas were consumed before he finally tottered into a taxi’
- ‘The number of people who finish the evening off with an amaretto, sambuca, cognac, or brandy is on the decline, he says.’
- ‘From a height of at least 1 foot, the forfeitee pours the flaming sambuca into the empty spare glass.’
- ‘The bartender lines up two half-pint glasses and pours them full of sambuca, before flicking a match at them.’
Italian, from Latin sambucus ‘elder tree’.
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