from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of beer made by the ancient Egyptians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Egyptian malt beer, which is noted for being unfermented.
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From Latin zythum, from Ancient Greek ζῦθος (zuthos).
did you know that the last word in Lewis & Short is zythum, which is a kind of Egyptian beer?