from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sort of aleberry made with water instead of ale, formerly given to invalids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An article of diet for convalescents and persons in delicate health, made by pouring boiling water on toasted bread and seasoning it with sugar, etc.; pap.
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So I have my porridge, while Mr.C. takes his more unsubstantial breadberry - so I call it - Anne calls it 'Master's pap'!