hippocras

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French ipocras, ypocras (Hippocrates), after Medieval Latin vinum Hippocraticum (Hippocrates's wine) (because it was filtered through a Hippocratic sleeve).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɪpəʊkɹas/, /ˈhɪpəʊkɹas/

Noun[edit]

hippocras (uncountable)

  1. A cordial, made from a spiced wine mixed with sugar and spices, usually including cinnamon, which were strained out by a cloth before the drink was consumed.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 641:
      Spiced wine, sweetened with sugar or honey, perhaps the original of the modern liqueur, was employed occasionally under the name of hippocras.

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