oast

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From Middle English ost, from Old English āst(a kiln), from Proto-Germanic *aistaz(kiln), from *aisǭ(fire), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eydʰ-(to burn; fire). Cognate with Dutch eest(kiln), Middle Low German eiste(kiln), Latin aedes(house; hearth), Old English ād(fire; funeral pyre).

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oast ‎(plural oasts)

  1. (Britain) a kiln for drying tobacco, malt and especially hops

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