Wort

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wort \Wort\, noun [OE. wort, wurt, AS. wyrt herb, root; akin to OS. wurt, G. wurz, Icel. jurt, urt, Dan. urt, Sw. ["o]rt, Goth. wa['u]rts a root, L. radix, Gr. ? a root, ? a branch, young shoot, ? a branch, and E. root, noun Cf. {Licorice}, {Orchard}, {Radish}, {Root}, noun, {Whortleberry}, {Wort} an infusion of malt.]

1. (Bot.) A plant of any kind.

Note: This word is now chiefly used in combination, as in colewort, figwort, St. John's-wort, woundwort, etc.

2. pl. Cabbages.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wort \Wort\, noun [OE. worte, wurte, AS. wyrte; akin to OD. wort, G. w["u]rze, bierw["u]rze, Icel. virtr, Sw. v["o]rt. See {Wort} an herb.] An infusion of malt which is unfermented, or is in the act of fermentation; the sweet infusion of malt, which ferments and forms beer; hence, any similar liquid in a state of incipient fermentation.

Note: Wort consists essentially of a dilute solution of sugar, which by fermentation produces alcohol and carbon dioxide.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wort

noun

1: usually used in combination: 'liverwort'; 'milkwort'; 'whorlywort'

2: unfermented or fermenting malt


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