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sweetwort

[sweet-wurt, -wawrt]
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noun British.
  1. an infusion of unfermented malt.
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Origin of sweetwort

First recorded in 1560–70; sweet + wort1
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Historical Examples

  • Captain Cook prized it greatly and always supplied his men with a freshly-made infusion of malt called “sweetwort.”

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    Alfred Fabian Hess