brewings

brewing

[broo-ing]
noun
1.
the act of a person who brews.
2.
the process of being brewed.
3.
the occupation or business of producing beer, ale, etc.
4.
a quantity or batch brewed in a single process or at one time.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see brew, -ing1

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brewing (ˈbruːɪŋ)
 
n
a quantity of a beverage brewed at one time

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brew
O.E. breowan "to brew" (class II strong verb, past tense breaw, past participle browen), from P.Gmc. *breuwan "to brew" (cf. O.N. brugga, O.Fris. briuwa, M.Du. brouwen, O.H.G. briuwan, Ger. brauen "to brew"), from PIE base *bhreue- "to bubble, boil, effervesce" (cf. Skt. bhurnih "violent, passionate,"
Gk. phrear "well, spring, cistern," L. fervere "to boil, foam," Thracian Gk. brytos "fermented liquor made from barley," Rus. bruja "current," O.Ir. bruth "heat;" O.E. beorma "yeast;" O.H.G. brato "roast meat"), the original sense thus being "make a drink by boiling." Related: Brewed; brewing. The noun is c.1500, from the verb.
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