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sweetwort

[ sweet-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈswitˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun British.

an infusion of unfermented malt.

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Origin of sweetwort

First recorded in 1560–70; sweet + wort1
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  • Captain Cook prized it greatly and always supplied his men with a freshly-made infusion of malt called “sweetwort.”

    Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
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