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Definition of "tisane" [ti•sane]

  • An herbal infusion or similar preparation drunk as a beverage or for its mildly medicinal effect. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tisane" in a sentence
  • "The drinking of healthy herbal brews has a long history - the word tisane is derived from the Greek ptisane, which referred to a drink made from barley."
  • "• Herbal: Also referred to as a tisane, herbal teas incorporate flowers, roots, herbs, and spices, but contain no actual tea."
  • "But here is what I have done today: I have used up the last of a kind of tisane (herbal tea) and a kind of hot chocolate."