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Roman punch

noun, British.
1.
a lemon-water ice flavored with rum or other alcoholic beverage.
Origin of Roman punch
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • "Quails and Roman punch," said my friend with tears in his voice.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • Roman punch has a cupful or two gills of rum added to a quart of lemon-ice.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald

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