wassail bowl
noun Date: 1606 1. a bowl that is used for the serving of wassail 2. wassail 2

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  • 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 bowl — noun 1. : a bowl used for the mixing and serving of wassail 2. : wassail 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • wassail bowl — ▪ tableware       vessel generally made of wood and often mounted in silver, used on ceremonial occasions for drinking toasts. The word wassail derives from Old Norse ves heill, meaning “be well, and in good health.” The name has come to be… …   Universalium

  • wassail-bowl — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wassail — is a hot, spiced punch often associated with Christmas. Particularly popular in Germanic countries, the term itself is a contraction of the Anglo Saxon term, wæs hæil, meaning, Be healthy .History of the drink While the beverage typically served… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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