Adam's ale

noun

: water

Word History

Etymology

after the biblical Adam; from its being provided by nature and thus presumably being the only drink in the Garden of Eden

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adam's ale was in 1643

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“Adam's ale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adam%27s%20ale. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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