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Meaning of WORT

Pronunciation:  wurt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  unfermented or fermenting malt
  2. [n]  usually used in combination: `liverwort'; `milkwort'; `whorlywort'

WORT is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: herb, herbaceous plant, malt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wort\, n. [OE. wort, wurt, AS. wyrt herb, root; akin to
    OS. wurt, G. wurz, Icel. jurt, urt, Dan. urt, Sw. ["o]rt,
    Goth. wa['u]rts a root, L. radix, Gr. ? a root, ? a branch,
    young shoot, ? a branch, and E. root, n. Cf. {Licorice},
    {Orchard}, {Radish}, {Root}, n., {Whortleberry}, {Wort} an
    infusion of malt.]
    1. (Bot.) A plant of any kind.
    Note: This word is now chiefly used in combination, as in
          colewort, figwort, St. John's-wort, woundwort, etc.
    2. pl. Cabbages.
  2. \Wort\, n. [OE. worte, wurte, AS. wyrte; akin to OD. wort,
    G. w["u]rze, bierw["u]rze, Icel. virtr, Sw. v["o]rt. See
    {Wort} an herb.]
    An infusion of malt which is unfermented, or is in the act of
    fermentation; the sweet infusion of malt, which ferments and
    forms beer; hence, any similar liquid in a state of incipient
    Note: Wort consists essentially of a dilute solution of
          sugar, which by fermentation produces alcohol and
          carbon dioxide.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The filtrate of malted grains used as the substrate for the production of beer and ale by fermentation.