cock ale

noun

Definition of cock ale

obsolete
: ale fermented with fruits, spices, and the jelly of mincemeat of a boiled cock

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History and Etymology for cock ale

cock entry 1 (male fowl)

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“Cock ale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cock%20ale. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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