an Italian liqueur having the flavor of licorice
Origin of sambucaItalian ; from Classical Latin sambucus: see elder, sense
An ancient triangular stringed instrument.
Origin of sambucaGreek samb&umacron;k&emacron;, from Aramaic sabb&schwa;ka, from s&schwa;bak, to fasten, cling; see śbk in Semitic roots.
An Italian liqueur with the flavor of anise.
Origin of sambucaItalian, originally a trade name created by Italian liqueur producer Luigi Manzi (fl. 19th century) from Italian dialectal (Istria) sambuchelli, water carriers distributing water and anise liquor to laborers, from Italian sambuco, elderberry (probably from the traditional use of elder blossom syrup to flavor drinks) , from Latin samb&umacron;cus; perhaps akin to Dacian seba.