hippocras

[ hip-uh-kras ]
/ ˈhɪp əˌkræs /

noun

an old medicinal cordial made of wine mixed with spices.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of hippocras

1325–75; Middle English ypocras, apparently short for ypocras wyn (translation of Medieval Latin vīnum hippocraticum; so called because clarified by filtering through a strainer named after Hippocrates); Middle English ypocras<Old French: Hippocrates <Medieval Latin Hippocrās, alteration of Latin Hippocratēs, on model of words like cīvitās (nominative), cīvitātis (genitive)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hippocras

British Dictionary definitions for hippocras

hippocras
/ (ˈhɪpəʊˌkræs) /

noun

an old English drink of wine flavoured with spices

Word Origin for hippocras

C14 ypocras, from Old French: Hippocrates, probably referring to a filter called Hippocrates' sleeve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012