Syrup of Maidenhair
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Syrup of Maidenhair or Capillaire is a beverage. It is a syrup made from maidenhair fern leaves. The concentrate is sweetened with sugar or honey, and is mixed with a liquid, most commonly water or milk, before drinking.
In 18th century Europe it was used in a popular milk mixed drinks.
It is an ingredient in a popular 19th century mixed drink called the Rumfustian.
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George Smith (1799). The laboratory; or, School of arts. C. Whittingham for H. Symonds, 1799
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