ptisan [tiz′ən, ti zan′]
[ME tysane < MFr tisane < VL tisana, for L ptisana, barley groats, drink made from barley groats < Gr ptisanē, peeled barley < ptissein, to peel < IE base * pis-, to crush > L pinsere, to beat, crush]
1. a drink made by boiling down barley with water and other ingredients; barley water
2. any similar decoction, as of herbs

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  • Ptisan — Ptis an, n. [L. ptisana peeled barley, barley water, Gr. ?, from ? to peel, husk; cf. F. ptisane, tisane.] 1. A decoction of barley with other ingredients; a farinaceous drink. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An aqueous medicine, containing little, if… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ptisan — /tiz euhn, ti zan /, n. a nourishing decoction, originally one made from barley, purported to have medicinal quality. [1350 1400; < L ptisana < Gk ptisáne peeled barley, barley water; r. ME tisane < F < L, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • ptisan — pti·san …   English syllables

  • ptisan — /təˈsan/ (say tuh sahn) noun a nourishing decoction, often having a slight medicinal quality, originally one made from barley. {Latin ptisana, from Greek ptisanē peeled barley, barley water; replacing Middle English tisane, from French} …  

  • ptisan —   n. kind of barley water; tisane …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ptisan — n. a nourishing drink, esp. barley water. Etymology: ME & OF tizanne etc. f. L ptisana f. Gk ptisane peeled barley …   Useful english dictionary

  • tisane — noun /tɪˈzæn/ Any infusion or drink, especially medicinal or curative, made by steeping in hot water; a herbal tea Ptisan. A diluent drink which makes a great figure in the dietetic precepts of the ancients. Ptisan strictly signifies an extract,… …   Wiktionary

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  • tisane — /təˈsan/ (say tuh sahn), / ˈzan/ (say zahn) noun 1. a herbal tea. 2. Obsolete → ptisan. {French: barley water. See ptisan} …  

  • tisane — [ti zan′; ] Fr [ tē zȧn′] n. [ME < MFr: see PTISAN] var. of PTISAN …   English World dictionary

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