Posset Pos"set, n. [W. posel curdled milk, posset.] A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, as by wine, etc., -- much in favor formerly. ``I have drugged their posset.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • posset — /pos it/, n. a drink made of hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or the like, often sweetened and spiced. [1400 50; late ME poshote, possot < ?] * * * …   Universalium

  • posset — 1. noun A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, as by wine, etc. 2. verb To treat with possets; to pamper Syn: coddle, cosset, pamper …   Wiktionary

  • Posset — A drink, considered a delicacy, made from hot milk curdled with wine and sweetened with sugar, to which spices might be added …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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