Sambuca meaning

săm-bo͝okə, säm-bo͝okä
An ancient triangular stringed instrument.
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An Italian liqueur with the flavor of anise.
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An Italian liqueur made from elderberries and flavoured with licorice. Traditionally served with 3 coffee beans that represent health, wealth and fortune.
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An Italian liqueur having the flavor of licorice.
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Origin of sambuca

  • Italian 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

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

  • Greek sambūkē from Aramaic sabbəkā from səbak to fasten, cling śbk in Semitic roots

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

  • From Italian sambuca, from Latin sambÅ«cus (“elderberry").

    From Wiktionary