a former cordial made of wine and spices
Origin of hippocrasMiddle English ypocras ; from Old French ; from Ypocras, Hippocrates, after Medieval Latin vinum Hippocraticum, wine of Hippocrates: from being filtered through a strainer called “Hippocrates' sleeve” (L manica Hippocratis)
A cordial made from wine and flavored with spices, formerly used as a medicine.
Origin of hippocrasMiddle English ipocras, from Old French ypocras, hypocras, from alteration of Hippocras, Hippocrates.
From Old French ipocras, ypocras (“Hippocrates”), after Medieval Latin vinum Hippocraticum (“Hippocrates's wine”) (because it was filtered through a Hippocratic sleeve).