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  • n. Obsolete form of hippocras.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hippocras.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of hippocras.


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  • Of Canvey Island: "A place, in William Harrison's words, 'which some call marshes onlie, and liken them to an ipocras bag, some to a vice, scrue, or wide sleeve, because the are verie small at the east end and large at the west'."

    -Thames: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd, p 441

    "A spiced wine taken at the end of a meal as a digestive. The spices were filtered through a jelly bag known to apothecaries as a manicum hippocraticum - the sleeve of Hippocrates. This piece of apparatus gave the drink its name." -- from, which also has recipes.

    also spelled ypocras or hippocras

    August 23, 2009