from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See brose.


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  • is a mixture of oatmeal brose, honey, and whisky. It is traditionally stirred with a silver spoon. Cream is an optional addition, particularly for festive occasions (Davidson 1999). (Wikipedia)

    I'd like to try this.

    December 28, 2008

  • What's a brose? Anything like ambrosia?

    December 28, 2008

  • That question (the first one anyway) occurred to me as well, hence brose. The brose/ambrosia thing is interesting, I've never noticed it before.

    I should say by way of explanation that I am a sassenach.

    December 28, 2008

  • Yes, I checked, but brose gives no hint as to its composition.

    December 28, 2008

  • The etymology of brose is lovely and arcane, and ambrosia has nothing to do with it, which I find actually quite pleasing. :)

    December 29, 2008