Latest Cultural references to absinthe Stories
A new study may end the century-old controversy over what ingredient in absinthe caused the exotic green aperitif's supposed mind-altering effects and toxic side-effects when consumed to excess. In the most comprehensive analysis of old bottles of original absinthe "” once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso to enhance their creativity "” a team of scientists from Europe and the United States have concluded the culprit was plain and simple:A high...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.