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wort

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noun \ˈwərt, ˈwȯrt\

Definition of wort

  1. :  plant; especially :  an herbaceous plant —usually used in combination <lousewort>



Origin and Etymology of wort

Middle English, from Old English wyrt root, herb, plant — more at root


First Known Use: before 12th century


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wort

noun

Definition of wort

  1. :  a sweet liquid drained from mash and fermented to make beer and whiskey



Origin and Etymology of wort

Middle English, from Old English wyrt; akin to Middle High German würze brewer's wort, Old English wyrt root, herb


First Known Use: before 12th century

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