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Definition of "syllabub" [syl•la•bub]

  • A drink made of sweetened milk or cream curdled with wine or spirits. (noun)
  • A cold dessert made with sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and beaten with wine, spirits, or fruit juice. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "syllabub" in a sentence
  • "It has always struck me as self-evident that the English word syllabub"
  • "Oliver Owen Sussex, England READER'S QUERY's one answer to Peter H. Marsden's query about the origin of the word syllabub [VI, 1]."
  • "Breeze, and subsequently when removed to the old Kraaken line -- of -- battle ship, both of which were constantly part of blockading squadrons, could be compared to nothing more fitly than a dish of trifle, anciently called syllabub, with a stray plum here and there scattered at the bottom."