1) An early spelling of hippocras, used by Chaucer. It was a cordial drink made of wine flavoured with spices.

It occurs in a petition by the spicers in York: 1433 whare as we haf had wythouten tyme of mynde the sherch of swet wynes alswhele grewand as confect, ypocras, clarre and all other

places York
sources Memoranda Book
dates 1433

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