wort

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1wort

noun \ˈwərt, ˈwrt\

Definition of WORT

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

Origin of WORT

Middle English, from Old English wyrt root, herb, plant — more at root
First Known Use: before 12th century

2wort

noun

Definition of WORT

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

Origin 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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