gruit

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch gruit.

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gruit (countable and uncountable, plural gruits)

  1. (brewing) A herbal mixture, used in the flavouring of beer, that preceded the use of hops.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch grute, from Old Dutch grūt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣrœy̯t/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gruit
  • Rhymes: -œy̯t

Noun[edit]

gruit f (uncountable)

  1. gruit, a herb mixture used for flavouring and bittering beer widely used in the Low Countries before hops came into use
  2. (obsolete, historical) the right to sell gruit to breweries
    Synonym: gruitrecht

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  • English: gruit