from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spiced drink of hot sweetened milk curdled with wine or ale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, as by wine, etc.
- v. To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate; as, to posset the blood
- v. To treat with possets; to pamper
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, as by wine, etc., -- much in favor formerly.
- transitive v. To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate.
- transitive v. To treat with possets; to pamper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curdle; coagulate.
- n. A drink composed of hot milk curdled by some infusion, as wine or other liquor, formerly much in favor both as a luxury and as medicine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sweet spiced hot milk curdled with ale or beer
Inexplicably, it may be the first appearance of the word posset on this website.
An English creation, it descended from a hot British drink called posset, which consists of eggs, milk, and ale or wine.
The caudle cup, sometimes called a posset cup, is met with both without and with cover, and in some instances it is accompanied by a stand or tray.
He remained for a few minutes upstairs, chatting gaily, vowing that the posset was the best he had ever drank, and declaring to Nellie that he regarded as a favourable omen for his expedition that he should have seen so fair a face the last thing before starting.
Eggnog can trace its roots to a hot cocktail known as posset
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Simple but decadent, the posset is a charming dessert, particularly in these surroundings which evoke a time long gone.
A lemon posset was fine on flavour, but slightly overset.