Definition of Bovril in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒvrɪl/

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[mass noun] trademark
A concentrated essence of beef diluted with hot water to make a drink: [as count noun]: could she bring her Bovril up and drink it while having a chat?


late 19th century: from Latin bos, bov- 'ox', the second element perhaps from vril, an imaginary form of energy described in E. Bulwer-Lytton's novel The Coming Race (1871).

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