Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 00:27

brown bastard



brown bastard (plural brown bastards)

  1. (obsolete) A type of sweet wine.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p. 223:
      All black wines, over-hot, compound, strong, thick drinks, as muscadine, malmsey, alicant, rumney, brown bastard, metheglin, and the like [...].