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WORT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does wort mean? 

WORT (noun)
  The noun WORT has 2 senses:

1. usually used in combination: 'liverwort'; 'milkwort'; 'whorlywort'
2. unfermented or fermenting malt

  Familiarity information: WORT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORT (noun)


Sense 1wort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Usually used in combination: 'liverwort'; 'milkwort'; 'whorlywort'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("wort" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)


Sense 2wort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unfermented or fermenting malt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("wort" is a kind of...):

malt (a cereal grain that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling)


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