sowce
Souse Souse, n. [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.] 1. Pickle made with salt. [1913 Webster]

2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine. [1913 Webster]

And he that can rear up a pig in his house, Hath cheaper his bacon, and sweeter his souse. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

3. The ear; especially, a hog's ear. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. The act of sousing; a plunging into water. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • souce — Souse Souse, n. [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.] 1. Pickle made with salt. [1913 Webster] 2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine. [1913 Webster] And he that can …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, n. [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.] 1. Pickle made with salt. [1913 Webster] 2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine. [1913 Webster] And he that can rear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sowse — Souse Souse, n. [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.] 1. Pickle made with salt. [1913 Webster] 2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine. [1913 Webster] And he that can …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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