Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A beverage of wine, hot water, lemon juice, sugar, and nutmeg.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mild warm punch of wine (properly port), made with a little lemon and not much sugar.
  • noun The title of the kings of Abyssinia.

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

  • noun A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; -- so called, it is said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus.

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  • noun A drink of wine, lemon, sugar, nutmeg and hot water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Francis Negus, (died 1732), English army officer.]

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Named from Colonel Francis Negus (died 1732), its creator.

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  • Named from Colonel Francis Negus (d. 1732), its creator.

    November 3, 2007

  • also ethiopian word for emperor

    January 14, 2008

  • "By simple chance, they stumbled upon William's tent first, and he invited Balcarres to join him in a glass of negus before bed."

    —Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 471

    December 17, 2009

  • "There was no reply to his question, however, and he went back to reading, occasionally pausing to sip the hot negus that had gone lukewarm as he worked."

    The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch, p 3

    December 13, 2011