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See also: Ypocras

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ypocras (plural ypocrass)

  1. Wine flavoured with spices.
    • 1300?: He dranke hippocras, clarre, and vernage / Of spices hot, to increase his courage — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant's Tale, The Canterbury Tales
    • 1593: Christopher Marlowe, I can make thee drunk with hippocras at any tavern in / Europe for nothing. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
    • 2003: At this hour of the morning she drank either ypocras or claree — Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, 2003, page