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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