brown bastard

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Noun[edit]

brown bastard (plural brown bastards)

  1. (obsolete) A type of sweet wine.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York, 2001, p.223:
      All black wines, over-hot, compound, strong, thick drinks, as muscadine, malmsey, alicant, rumney, brown bastard, metheglin, and the like […].