Origin of sambucaItalian from Classical Latin sambucus: see elder, sense
An ancient triangular stringed instrument.
Origin of sambucaGreek sambūkē from Aramaic sabbəkā from səbak to fasten, cling śbk
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 sambūcus perhaps akin to Dacian seba