sweetwort

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

an infusion of unfermented malt.

Nearby words

  1. sweetness,
  2. sweetness and light,
  3. sweetsop,
  4. sweetveld,
  5. sweetwater,
  6. sweir,
  7. swelinck,
  8. swell,
  9. swell box,
  10. swell front

Origin of sweetwort

First recorded in 1560–70; sweet + wort1

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Examples from the Web for sweetwort

  • 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