Definition of sambuca in English:

sambuca

noun

  • An Italian aniseed-flavored liqueur.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The number of people who finish the evening off with an amaretto, sambuca, cognac, or brandy is on the decline, he says.’

Origin

Italian, from Latin sambucus elder tree.

Pronunciation

sambuca

/samˈbo͞okə/