gruit


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gruit

 (gro͞ot, gro͞o′ĭt)
n.
1. Any of various mixtures of herbs such as ground ivy, yarrow, or sweet gale, formerly used in brewing for their flavor, aroma, or preservative qualities.
2. A beer brewed with such a mixture.

[Dutch, from Middle Dutch gruit, grute, from Old Low Franconian grūt, perhaps originally referring to a mixture of malt and herbs used at the beginning of the medieval brewing process and akin to Old English grūt, coarse meal, hulled grain.]
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