caudle

caudle

[kawd-l]
noun
a warm drink for the sick, as of wine or ale mixed with eggs, bread, sugar, spices, etc.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English caudel < Old North French < Medieval Latin caldellum, equivalent to Latin calid(um) warmed watered wine (noun use of neuter of calidus warm) + -ellum diminutive suffix; see -elle

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caudle (ˈkɔːdəl)
 
n
a hot spiced wine drink made with gruel, formerly used medicinally
 
[C13: from Old Northern French caudel, from Medieval Latin caldellum, from Latin calidus warm]

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caudle
"hot drink," M.E., from O.N.Fr. caudel (O.Fr. chaudel, 12c., Mod.Fr. chaudeau), from M.L. caldellum, dim. of caldum, neut. of caldus "warm."
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