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wort / wərt; wôrt/ • n. 1. [in comb.] used in names of plants and herbs, esp. those used, esp. formerly, as food or medicinally, e.g., butterwort, woundwort. ∎ archaic such a plant or herb. 2. the sweet infusion of ground malt or other grain before fermentation, used to produce beer and distilled malt liquors.

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wort1 herb, vegetable OE.; cabbage XIV. OE. wyrt root, plant = OS. wurt, (O)HG. wurz, ON. urt, Goth. waurts; cf. ROOT1.

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wort2 infusion of grain for the making of beer. OE. wyrt = OS. wurtja spicery, (M)HG. würze.

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wort See brewing.

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wort See beer.

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