negus

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See also: Negus, neĝus, and négus

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Named from Colonel Francis Negus (died 1732), its creator.

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negus ‎(plural neguses)

  1. A drink of wine, lemon, sugar, nutmeg and hot water.
    • 1857, Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers, Volume the Second, page 177 (ISBN 1857150570)
      And when he got home he had a glass of hot negus in his wife's sitting-room, and read the last number of the “Little Dorrit” of the day with great inward satisfaction.
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section vi
      Esther began […] to cry. But when the fire had been lit specially to warm her chilled limbs and Adela had plied her with hot negus she began to feel rather a heroine.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 258:
      ‘I could sure use a cup of negus and maybe some hot soup,’ he sniffs.

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Noun[edit]

negus m (plural neguses)

  1. (historical) Negus (supreme Ethiopian ruler)