hip·​po·​cras ˈhi-pə-ˌkras How to pronounce hippocras (audio)
: a mulled wine popular in medieval Europe

Word History


Middle English ypocras, from Anglo-French ipocras, from Ipocras Hippocrates, to whom its invention was ascribed

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hippocras was in the 14th century

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“Hippocras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hippocras. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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