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posset

[ pos-it ]
/ ˈpɒs ɪt /
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noun
a drink made of hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or the like, often sweetened and spiced.
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Origin of posset

1400–50; late Middle English poshote, possot< ?
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British Dictionary definitions for posset

posset
/ (ˈpɒsɪt) /

noun
a drink of hot milk curdled with ale, beer, etc, flavoured with spices, formerly used as a remedy for colds

Word Origin for posset

C15 poshoote, of unknown origin
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