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 for Wort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wort \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
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     Note: Wort consists essentially of a dilute solution of
           sugar, which by fermentation produces alcohol and
           carbon dioxide.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wort \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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Bot.) A plant of any kind.
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     Note: This word is now chiefly used in combination, as in
           colewort, figwort, St. John's-wort, woundwort, etc.
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     2. pl. Cabbages.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: usually used in combination: `liverwort'; `milkwort';
      2: unfermented or fermenting malt

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "wort":
     algae, autophyte, bean, bracken, brown algae, climber, conferva,
     confervoid, creeper, diatom, fern, fruits and vegetables, fucus,
     fungus, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, herb, heterophyte, ivy,
     kelp, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, moss,
     mushroom, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, perthophyte,
     phytoplankton, planktonic algae, plant families, puffball, pulse,
     red algae, rockweed, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum,
     sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, smut, succulent,
     toadstool, vetch, vine, wrack

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