Definition of cordial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdiəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdʒəl//
    Soft drinks
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  1. 1(British English) [uncountable, countable] a sweet drink that does not contain alcohol, made from fruit juice. It is drunk with water added. blackcurrant cordial See related entries: Soft drinks
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (North American English) = liqueur
  3. 3[countable] a glass of cordial
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (also in the sense ‘belonging to the heart’): from medieval Latin cordialis, from Latin cor, cord- ‘heart’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cordial

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