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Wort. n.s. [ƿıꞃꞇ, Saxon; wort, Dutch.]

  1. Originally a general name for an herb; whence it still continues in many, as liverwort, spleenwort.

  2. A plant of the cabbage kind.

  3. [hẏꞃꞇ, Saxon.] New beer either unfermented, or in the act of fermentation.

    If in the wort of beer, while it worketh, before it be tunned, the burrage be often changed with fresh, it will make a sovereign drink for melancholy. Bacon's Natural History.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Wort." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 29, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5684.


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