- a drink of milk or cream sweetened, flavored, and mixed with wine or cider.
- a dessert of beaten cream that is thickened with gelatin, sweetened, and flavored with wine or liquor.
- a glass or punch cup in which syllabub is served.
Origin of syllabub
First recorded in 1530–40; earlier sollybubbe, sillabub, of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for syllabub
Clean and wash some currants, and make them plump before the fire: then strew them over the syllabub, and it will be fit for use.
There are three things that are not hurt by whipping—a top, a syllabub, and a cream.The Comic Latin Grammar
Little tables with bowls of syllabub on them and cakes and fruit stood about.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series</p>
Mrs. Henry Wood
But there was an eggnog for us, and a cooled punch, and a syllabub and cakes.The Little Red Foot
Robert W. Chambers
You never feel as if all your blood had been whipped to a syllabub.My Little Sister
- a spiced drink made of milk with rum, port, brandy, or wine, often hot
- British a cold dessert made from milk or cream beaten with sugar, wine, and lemon juice
C16: of unknown origin
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