from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cervisia.
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Any way you spell it, it's Saccharomyces cerevisia...
I modestly claim authorship of this superb translation while full of college beer (cerevisia universitatis).
_cerevisia vincit omnia_, or the beery time of day with them, and they cared not for anything.
-- “It hath beene of later experience found also to be effectual against the falling sicknesse, that divers have been cured thereby; for after the taking of the _Decoct.manipulor. ii.c. polypod.quercin. contus. ℥ iv. in cerevisia_, they that have been troubled with it twenty-six years, and have fallen once in a weeke, or two or three times in a moneth, have not fallen once in fourteen or fifteen moneths, that is until the writing hereof.”