caudle

noun
cau·​dle | \ ˈkȯ-dᵊl How to pronounce caudle (audio) \

Definition of caudle

: a drink (as for invalids) usually of warm ale or wine mixed with bread or gruel, eggs, sugar, and spices

First Known Use of caudle

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caudle

Middle English caudel, from Anglo-French *caudel, chaudel from calt, chaut warm, from Latin calidus — more at cauldron

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“Caudle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caudle. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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