brewis

noun
\ ˈbrüz, ˈbrüə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of brewis

1 dialectal : broth or pottage especially : broth in which beef has been boiled
2 dialectal : bread soaked in broth, drippings of roast meat, milk, or water and butter

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History and Etymology for brewis

Middle English brewes, browes, from Old French broez, nominative singular & accusative plural of broet broth, diminutive of breu broth, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brod broth

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“Brewis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brewis. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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