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wort

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[ wurt, wawrt ]
/ wɜrt, wɔrt /
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noun
the unfermented or fermenting infusion of malt that after fermentation becomes beer or mash.
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Origin of wort

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before 1000; Middle English; Old English wyrt; cognate with German Würze spice; akin to wort2

Other definitions for wort (2 of 2)

wort2
[ wurt, wawrt ]
/ wɜrt, wɔrt /

noun
a plant, herb, or vegetable (now usually used only in combination): figwort.

Origin of wort

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before 900; Middle English; Old English wyrt root, plant; cognate with Old High German wurz,Old Norse urt herb, Gothic waurts root; akin to root1, Old Norse rōt,Latin rādīx,Greek rhíza
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British Dictionary definitions for wort

wort
/ (wɜːt) /

noun
(in combination) any of various unrelated plants, esp ones formerly used to cure diseasesliverwort; spleenwort
the sweet liquid obtained from the soaked mixture of warm water and ground malt, used to make a malt liquor

Word Origin for wort

Old English wyrt root, related to Old High German warz, Gothic waurts root
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