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sweetwort

[sweet-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈswitˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun, British
1.
an infusion of unfermented malt.
Origin of sweetwort
1560-1570
1560-70; sweet + wort1
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  • 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

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