Origin of concoction
Examples from the Web for concoction
The head banquet man at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City started serving the concoction as a menu staple in 1938.
I pointed out that his concoction was missing a few ingredients.
He tops the concoction with a shot of bourbon and delicately spoons in a couple ice cubes.The Rise and Fall…and Rise Again of the Old-Fashioned|Allison McNearney|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The concoction, dubbed Scotchy Scotch Scotch, consists of a butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls.Anchorman 2’s PR Blitz: Dodge Durangos, Daft Punk, Rob Ford’s Campaign Song, and Whiskey|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He continued to struggle to quit even after of one of his rap idols, Pimp C, died from an overdose of the concoction in 2007.Rapper Lil Wayne and His Struggle With Sizzurp ‘Drank’|Allison Samuels|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the features of Michaelmas in Scotland was the concoction and cooking of a giant cake, bun, or bannock.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
His equanimity was seldom disturbed, save by his cook's failure in the concoction of a favorite dish.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Din, however, practically saved our lives by rubbing some concoction he made on our abused feet.Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil
The first Tale is not very original in its concoction, and lame and impotent in its conclusion.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart
Perhaps forgery is too big a word to apply to Steevens's concoction.Shakespeare and the Modern Stage|Sir Sidney Lee
British Dictionary definitions for concoction
Word Origin and History for concoction
1530s, "digestion," from Latin concoctionem (nominative concoctio) "digestion," noun of action from past participle stem of concoquere (see concoct). Meaning "preparation of a medicinal potion" is from 1851; sense of "a made-up story" is from 1823.