American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plant. Often used in combination: liverwort; milkwort.
- n. An infusion of malt that is fermented to make beer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant; herb; vegetable. Wort is very frequent in old botanical names of plants, as in
bone-, bishop-, blood-, cole-, liver-, lung-, mead-, mug-, rib-, spear-, stitch-wort, etc. See colewort, liverwort, etc.
- n. The infusion of malt which after fermentation becomes beer.
- n. An infusion of malt, formerly used in scurvy and as a dressing to foul ulcers.
- n. Same as whort.
- n. A plant; herb; vegetable.
- n. Any of various plants or herbs. The word is usually used in combination to refer to specific plants, e.g. St. John’s wort; however, it may be used on its own as a generic term.
- n. Liquid extract from the ground malt and grain soaked in hot water, the mash, as one of the steps in making beer
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant of any kind.
- n. Cabbages.
- n. 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.
- n. usually used in combination: `liverwort'; `milkwort'; `whorlywort'
- n. unfermented or fermenting malt
- From Middle English wort, worte, from Old English wyrt, wyrte ("brewing wort, new beer, spice"), from Proto-Germanic *wurtijō (“spice”), from Proto-Indo-European *werǝd-, *wrād- (“sprout, root”). Cognate with Dutch wort ("wort"), German Würze ("wort, seasoning, spice"), Danish urt ("beer wort"), Swedish vört ("beer wort"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English wyrt; see wrād- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When the malt has been sufficiently mashed, the wort is drawn off by the spigot, and it will be found that the eighteen gallons of water have only yielded about thirteen gallons of wort, and sometimes not so much.”
“An actor plays the part of master brewer, explaining the brewing process while stirring a steaming cauldron full of "wort" -- the mash that is mixed with yeast before beer is fermented.”
“Newer: the password validation - even mmmm … I think the st. john’s mmmm … I think the st. john’s wort is kicking in. this afternoon/evening I’ve gotten some amazing work done. all the goofy little problems with the work order database are just unravelling themselves, ever so neatly.”
“The water that's added to the grains is called "liquor" (yes, confusing, get over it) and liquid that comes off the grains is called wort (pronounced "wert").”
“St. John's wort, which is often taken for depression, can alter the potency of certain prescription drugs.”
“The result is a sweet, brown liquid called the wort.”
“The American element is represented by the Pipe-wort, which is common, and the little water plant, _Naias flexilis_, which grows near Roundstone.”
“A root yielding a grateful bitter was used in lieu of hops, the name of which I have forgotten; but the corn which yields the wort is the holcus spicatus of botanists.”
“The fig-wort, which is generally two or three feet high, stands in one ditch fully eight feet, and the stem is more than half an inch square.”
“He had ceased to brew for some time; Cicely could, however, remember sipping the sweet wort, which is almost too sweet for the palate after childhood.”
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