Ouzo definition

o͝ozō
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A colorless, unsweetened Greek liqueur flavored with anise.
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A colorless Greek liqueur flavored with aniseed.
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(uncountable) An anise-flavoured liqueur, popular in Greece.
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(countable) A serving of this drink.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ouzo
Plural:
ouzos

Origin of ouzo

  • Modern Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek ούζο (oúzo), either from Turkish üzüm (“grape") or from the Italian uso Massalia (for use in Marseille) stamped on selected silkworm cocoons exported from Tyrnavos in the 19th century, standing for "superior quality". Other: from the ancient greek word όζω - οσμή (ózo - osmí = smell) because of the strong smell of the drink.

    From Wiktionary