Archaic Definition of the Week – Jaculate

ADOTWjaculate (n.) A variant spelling of chocolate.

In 1774 John Harrower wrote, “For breakfast either coffee or jaculate.”

Colonial American English. by Richard M. Lederer, Jr.

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  1. Wow. Okay, didn’t expect that one. I thought it would be a play on jocular or something along those lines.

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