caudle

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Northern French caudel, from Medieval Latin caldellum, diminutive of Latin caldum, caldus (warm).

Noun[edit]

caudle (plural caudles)

  1. A hot drink given to the sick, consisting of wine or ale, eggs, and bread.

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Verb[edit]

caudle (third-person singular simple present caudles, present participle caudling, simple past and past participle caudled)

  1. (transitive) To make into caudle.
  2. (transitive) To serve as a caudle to; to refresh.
    • c. 1605–1606, Shakespeare, William, Timon of Athens, act 4, scene 3, lines 226–228:
      Will the cold brook, / Candied with ice, caudle thy morning taste, / To cure thy o'ernight's surfeit?

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