supernaculum

adverb
su·​per·​nac·​u·​lum | \ ˌsüpə(r)ˈnakyələm \

Definition of supernaculum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to the last drop used chiefly in the phrase to drink supernaculum

supernaculum

noun
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plural -s

Definition of supernaculum (Entry 2 of 2)

: something and specifically an alcoholic beverage of superior quality the most interesting California sherry, a supernaculum— S. P. Lucia

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History and Etymology for supernaculum

Adverb

New Latin, from super nagulum, super naculum (partial translation of German auf den nagel, literally, on the nail), from Latin super over, on + New Latin nagulum, naculum nail, from German nagel fingernail, from Old High German nagal; from the practice of turning the emptied glass upside down on the thumbnail without emitting a drop

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“Supernaculum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernaculum. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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