Definitions

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  • n. A liquor made of fermented ale and honey with spices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A liquor made of ale and honey fermented, with spices, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of bracket.
  • n. A kind of mead made of ale boiled with honey, seasoned with pepper, cloves, mace, cinnamon, nutmegs, and fermented with wort or yeast.

Etymologies

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Old English braket, bragot, from Welsh bragawd, bragod, from brag malt.

Examples

  • And these men are honourably served with mead and bragget, and are freely beloved by the daughters of the kings of the Island of Britain.

    The Mabinogion

  • And, what with one man’s fish and a dozen men’s poissons, sowing my wild plums to reap ripe plentihorns mead, lashings of erbole and hydromel and bragget, I’d come out with my magic fluke in close time, fair, free and frolicky, zooming tophole on the mart as a factor.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Honey that is nine times sweeter than the honey of the virgin swarm, without scum and bees, do I require to make bragget for the feast. "

    The Mabinogion

Comments

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  • My dog drinks his brew without fail,

    Reviewing each batch with his tail.

    I know that he'll wag it

    For a big bowl of bragget.

    He does like his honey and ale.

    December 12, 2016

  • bracket

    August 5, 2011