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toddy

TOD'DY, n. A juice drawn from various kinds of the palm in the E. Indies; or a liquor prepared from it.

1. A mixture of spirit and water sweetened. Toddy differs from grog in having a greater proportion of spirit, and in being sweetened.



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TOD'DY, n. A juice drawn from various kinds of the palm in the E. Indies; or a liquor prepared from it.

1. A mixture of spirit and water sweetened. Toddy differs from grog in having a greater proportion of spirit, and in being sweetened.

TOD'DY, n.

  1. A juice drawn from various kinds of the palm in the East Indies; or a liquor prepared from it.
  2. A mixture of spirit and water sweetened. Toddy differs from grog in having a less proportion of spirit, and in being sweetened.

Tod"dy
  1. A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation.
  2. A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.

    * Toddy differs from grog in having a less proportion of spirit, and is being made hot and sweetened.

    Toddy bird (Zoöl.), a weaver bird of the East Indies and India: -- so called from its fondness for the juice of the palm. -- Toddy cat (Zoöl.), the common paradoxure; the palm cat.

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Toddy

TOD'DY, noun A juice drawn from various kinds of the palm in the E. Indies; or a liquor prepared from it.

1. A mixture of spirit and water sweetened. toddy differs from grog in having a greater proportion of spirit, and in being sweetened.

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