Tisane meaning

tĭ-zăn, -zän
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Tisane, often spelled ptisan, is a beverage made of an infusion of dried herbs often used for medicinal purposes.

An example of a tisane is a herbal tea made of herbs and crushed barley.

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An herbal infusion or similar preparation drunk as a beverage or for its mildly medicinal effect.
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A beverage made by steeping herbs, spices, roots, etc. in hot or boiling water, sometimes drunk for medicinal purposes; herb tea.
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An herbal infusion or similar preparation drunk as a beverage or for its mildly medicinal effect.
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A medicinal drink, originally made from barley soaked in water; a herbal tea. [from 14th c.]
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Origin of tisane

  • French barley water from Old French from Latin ptisana, tisana ptisan

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

  • From Anglo-Norman tysanne, Middle French ptisane, tisane (“barley water, medicinal drink"), and their source, Latin ptisana, from Ancient Greek πτισάνη (ptisanÄ“, “peeled barley, barley-water"), from πτίσσειν (ptissein, “to peel").

    From Wiktionary