1. A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation.

2. A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.

Toddy differs from grog in having a less proportion of spirit, and is being made hot and sweetened.

<zoology> Toddy bird, the common paradoxure; the palm cat.

Origin: Formed from Hind. Tai the juice of the palmyra tree, popularly, toddy, fr. Ta the palmyra tree, Skr. Tala.

(01 Mar 1998)

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