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wort 1

 (wûrt, wôrt)
A plant. Often used in combination: liverwort; milkwort.

[Middle English, from Old English wyrt; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

wort 2

 (wûrt, wôrt)
An infusion of malt that is fermented to make beer.

[Middle English, from Old English wyrt; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Botany) (in combination) any of various unrelated plants, esp ones formerly used to cure diseases: liverwort; spleenwort.
2. (Brewing) the sweet liquid obtained from the soaked mixture of warm water and ground malt, used to make a malt liquor
[Old English wyrt root, related to Old High German warz, Gothic waurts root]
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(wɜrt, wɔrt)

the infusion of malt or meal that after fermentation becomes beer or whiskey.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English wyrt, c. Old Saxon wurtja, Middle High German würze spice; akin to wort2]


(wɜrt, wɔrt)

a plant, herb, or vegetable (now usu. only in combination): figwort.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wyrt root, plant, c. Old High German wurz, Old Norse urt herb, Gothic waurts root; akin to Old Norse rōt (compare root1), Latin rādīx, Greek rhíza]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wort - usually used in combination: `liverwort'; `milkwort'; `whorlywort'
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.wort - unfermented or fermenting malt
malt - a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
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nBierwürze f
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