Wassail cup
Wassail Was"sail, a. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl. ``Awassail candle, my lord, all tallow.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Wassail bowl}, a bowl in which wassail was mixed, and placed upon the table. ``Spiced wassail bowl.'' --J. Fletcher. ``When the cloth was removed, the butler brought in a huge silver vessel . . . Its appearance was hailed with acclamation, being the wassail bowl so renowned in Christmas festivity.'' --W. Irving.

{Wassail cup}, a cup from which wassail was drunk. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wassail cup — noun : wassail bowl * * * wassail bowl or wassail cup noun A bowl or cup used in wassailing • • • Main Entry: ↑wassail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wassail — Was sail, a. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl. Awassail candle, my lord, all tallow. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Wassail bowl}, a bowl in which wassail was mixed, and placed upon the table. Spiced wassail bowl …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wassail bowl — Wassail Was sail, a. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl. Awassail candle, my lord, all tallow. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Wassail bowl}, a bowl in which wassail was mixed, and placed upon the table. Spiced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wassail bowl — (also wassail cup) noun a large bowl in which wassail was made and from which it was dispensed for the drinking of toasts …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wassail — Was sail, n. [AS. wes h[=a]l (or an equivalent form in another dialect) be in health, which was the form of drinking a health. The form wes is imperative. See {Was}, and {Whole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An ancient expression of good wishes on a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wassail — n. & v. archaic n. 1 a festive occasion; a drinking bout. 2 a kind of liquor drunk on such an occasion. v.intr. make merry; celebrate with drinking etc. Phrases and idioms: wassail bowl (or cup) a bowl or cup from which healths were drunk, esp.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wassail — wassailer, n. /wos euhl, ayl, was , wo sayl /, n. 1. a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person. 2. a festivity or revel with drinking of healths. 3.… …   Universalium

  • wassail — was•sail [[t]ˈwɒs əl, eɪl, ˈwæs , wɒˈseɪl[/t]] n. 1) (in early England) a salutation offered when presenting a cup of drink to a person or when drinking that person s health 2) a festivity or revel with drinking of healths 3) vin liquor, as hot… …   From formal English to slang

  • wassail — /ˈwɒsəl / (say wosuhl), / seɪl/ (say sayl) noun 1. History a salutation wishing health to a person, used when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person. 2. a festivity or revel with drinking of healths. 3. alcoholic drink for… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vessel-cup — north. dial. var. wassail cup …   Useful english dictionary

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