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 Hip’pocampus (4 syl.).Hippocrat’ean School. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hip’pocras.
 
A cordial made of Lisbon and Canary wines, bruised spices, and sugar; so called from the strainer through which it is passed, called by apothecaries Hippoc’rats’ sleeve. Hippocrats in the Middle Ages was called “Yypocras” or “Hippocras.” Thus:   1
       
“Well knew he the old Esculapius,
And Deiscorides, and eek Rufus,
Old Yypocras, Haly, and Galïen.”
       
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales (Prologue, 431).
 


 Hip’pocampus (4 syl.).Hippocrat’ean School. 

 
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