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posset (plural possets)
- A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, such as wine.
- A baby's vomit, comprising curdled milk.
- 2008, Miriam Stoppard, Complete Baby and Childcare: Everything You Need to Know for the First Five Years, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, →ISBN:
- Some people will tell you that this position may allow inhalation of posset, but there is no evidence to support this.
- 2012, Dave Hill, Man Alive, Hachette UK, →ISBN:
- Derek saw that a smear of posset had appeared on the left shoulder of his jacket [...] He smiled softly at Charlotte and said softly, 'I've been puked on.'
- 2014, Nick Harper, Help! I'm a Dad: All a new dad needs to know about the difficult first few months, Michael O'Mara Books, →ISBN:
- While a little posseting is nothing to be worried about, a lot of posset is more likely to be 'reflux'.
- A pudding-like food composed of cream, sugar, and other flavoring, such as lemon.
- 2022 October 4, America's Test Kitchen, The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001–2023: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show Along with Product Ratings Includes the 2023 Season, America's Test Kitchen, →ISBN, page 939:
- LEMON POSSET / WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS : The classic English dessert lemon posset transforms cream, sugar, and lemon into a lush pudding with clean citrus flavor. It is the easiest dessert you've never made. […]
a beverage composed of curdled milk
- (obsolete) To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate.
- to posset the blood
- To treat with possets; to pamper.
- (of a baby) To vomit up curdled milk.
- 1990, Miriam Stoppard, The New Baby Care Book, →ISBN:
- Some babies never posset at all. Others do so with surprising ease, and this can be quite a cause of concern to parents.
- 2003, Pearson Education, Limited, Baby's First Year, Pearson South Africa →ISBN, page 23
- All babies posset.
- 2012, Andy Raffles, Felicity Fine, Harriet Sharkey, Yehudi Gordon, Mother and Baby Health: The A-Z of pregnancy, birth and beyond, Random House, →ISBN, page 421:
- It's also common for babies to 'posset' - bring up small amounts of milk after a feed - and to vomit occasionally.
- “posset”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpos.set/, [ˈpɔs̠ːɛt̪]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpos.set/, [ˈpɔsːet̪]