Definition of Bovril™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɒvrɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːvrɪl//
    Soft drinks
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  1. 1[uncountable] a dark substance made from beef, used in cooking and for making drinks
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a hot drink made by mixing Bovril with water See related entries: Soft drinks
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: 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).