Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old name for liquor made from the refuse of apples after the juice had been pressed out for cider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of weak cider made by steeping the refuse pomace in water.

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  • noun A weak cider made by steeping the refuse pomace in water.

Etymologies

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cider +‎ -kin

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  • An inferior liquor made by watering and subjecting to a second pressure the pulp left after expressing the juice for cider; also called water-cider or more rarely perkin.

    Usage: 676 WORLIDGE Cyder (1691) 113 "Use your Pulp afterwards for the making of Water-Cider, usually called Purre or Ciderkin."

    February 16, 2007

  • Huh. I'll bet sorbet is a LOT better than this. ;-)

    February 16, 2007