An ancient expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one.
An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse.
The liquor used for a wassail; esp., a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.; -- called also lamb's wool.
A festive or drinking song or glee.
Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.
To hold a wassail; to carouse.
Spiced ale, wine or or cider with apples. It is traditionally drunk at Yule.
has had many meanings... ...a festival, a bowl , a toast, and a punch served from a bowl.
a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas
celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
a drink traditionally made of ale or wine, and prepared during the holidays
a salutation of good health or well wishes by means of a toast
A drink of ale or wine flavored with sugar and spices, the term "wassail" is from the Norse "be in good health." Recipe: Wassail Recipe
Norse for be in good health. Wassail is a drink made from wine or ale that is mixed with sugar and flavored with spices. Traditionally served in wassail bowl and ladled into cups.
Wassail is a hot, spiced punch often associated with winter celebrations of northern Europe, usually those connected with holidays such as Christmas, New Year's and Twelfth Night. Particularly popular in Germanic countries, the term itself is a contraction of the Old English toast wÃ¦s Ã¾u hÃ¦l, or "be thou hale!" (i.e., "be in good health"). Alternate expressions predating the term, with approximately the same meaning, include both the Old Norse ves heill and Old English wes hÃ¡l.