[ kawd-l ]
/ ˈkɔd l /


a warm drink for the sick, as of wine or ale mixed with eggs, bread, sugar, spices, etc.

Origin of caudle

1250–1300; Middle English caudel < Old North French < Medieval Latin caldellum, equivalent to Latin calid(um) warmed watered wine (noun use of neuter of calidus warm) + -ellum diminutive suffix; see -elle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for caudle


/ (ˈkɔːdəl) /


a hot spiced wine drink made with gruel, formerly used medicinally

Word Origin for caudle

C13: from Old Northern French caudel, from Medieval Latin caldellum, from Latin calidus warm
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