(uncountable) An anise-flavoured aperitif, originating in Greece.
An Italian liqueur made from elderberries and flavoured with licorice, traditionally served with 3 coffee beans that represent health, wealth and fortune (or past, present and future).
(countable) A serving of this drink.
(musici) An ancient form of triangular harp having a very sharp, shrill tone.
anise-flavored Greek liquor
an Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice
a Greek aniseed-flavoured spirit.
an Italian aniseed-flavoured liqueur
‘a glass of flaming sambuca’; ‘a good few sambucas were consumed before he finally tottered into a taxi’;
Ouzo (Greek: ούζο, IPA: [ˈuzo]) is a dry anise-flavoured aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus. It is made from rectified spirits that have undergone a process of distillation and flavoring.
Sambuca (Italian pronunciation: [samˈbuːka]) is an Italian anise-flavoured, usually colourless, liqueur. Its most common variety is often referred to as white sambuca to differentiate it from other varieties that are deep blue in colour (black sambuca) or bright red (red sambuca).