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steeping

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See steep

VerbEdit

steeping

  1. Present participle of steep.

NounEdit

steeping (plural steepings)

  1. An instance of steeping, a wetting.
    • 1838, George Adolphus Wigney, An Elementary Dictionary, Or, Cyclopaediae, for the Use of Maltsters, Brewers &c. (page 28)
      It is usual to expect, that the first two or three wettings or steepings of grain, at the commencement of the malting season, will not make so good malt as succeeding steepings []

Etymology 2Edit

From the name of Stephen de Fulbourn, who served as bishop of Waterford, archbishop of Tuam, and treasurer and justiciar of Ireland in the 1270s and 1280s.

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NounEdit

steeping (plural steepings)

  1. (historical, numismatics) A 13th-century coin circulated in Ireland as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.
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