noun Etymology: Middle English caudel, from Anglo-French *caudel, chaudel from calt, chaut warm, from Latin calidus — more at cauldron Date: 14th century a drink (as for invalids) usually of warm ale or wine mixed with bread or gruel, eggs, sugar, and spices

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  • Caudle — Cau dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caudled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caudling}.] 1. To make into caudle. [1913 Webster] 2. Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caudle — Cau dle, n. [OF. caudel, F. chaudeau, dim. of LL calidum a sweet drink, fr. L. caidus warm. See {Caldron}.] A kind of warm drink for sick persons, being a mixture of wine with eggs, bread, sugar, and spices. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caudle — (engl., spr. Kahdl, Kraftsuppe), in England Getränk für Kranke u. Schwache, bestehend aus einer Mischung von warmem Bier, Gewürz, Eiern u. Zucker …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • caudle — hot drink, M.E., from O.N.Fr. caudel (O.Fr. chaudel, 12c., Mod.Fr. chaudeau), from M.L. caldellum, dim. of caldum, neut. of L. caldus warm (see CALORIE (Cf. calorie)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • caudle — [kôd′ l] n. [ME & Anglo Fr caudel; ult. < L calidus, caldus, warm < calere, to be warm: see CALORIE] a warm drink for invalids, esp. a spiced and sugared gruel with wine or ale added …   English World dictionary

  • caudle — n. warm drink made of spiced and sweetened wine that sometimes contains bread and eggs in the mixture as well (usually served to sick people or women after childbirth) v. serve someone caudle; prepare a caudle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Caudle — Cameo Standard Nr Herkunft Dryden, Washington, USA, 1987 Art Malus domestica Kreuzung aus Red Delicious x Golden Delicious …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Caudle — This interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the places called Caldwell in North Yorkshire and Warwickshire, Cauldwell in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and other places named …   Surnames reference

  • caudle — I. ˈkȯdəl noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English caudel, from Old North French, from caud , caut warm, from Latin caldus, calidus warm more at caldron : a drink made usually of warm ale or wine mixed with bread or gruel, eggs, sugar, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • caudle — /kawd l/, n. a warm drink for the sick, as of wine or ale mixed with eggs, bread, sugar, spices, etc. [1250 1300; ME caudel < ONF < ML caldellum, equiv. to L calid(um) warmed watered wine (n. use of neut. of calidus warm) + ellum dim. suffix; see …   Universalium

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