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By Noah Webster.
By James Champlin Fernald
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Spiritus frumenti, an alcoholic beverage obtained by the distillation of an infusion of fermented grain; a liquid of peculiar taste and odor, nearly colorless when freshly prepared, but acquiring by age from charred barrel or coloring matter, a tint varying from light amber to a yellowish brown. Sp. gr., 917 to 930. It contains about 50 per cent, by weight of alcohol. The U. S. Ph. requires that w. be at least 4 years old.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe