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adjective: 1. Excessively fond of drinking. 2. Highly absorbent.
From Latin bibere (to drink). Ultimately from the Indo-European root poi- (to drink), which also gave us potion, poison, potable, beverage, and Sanskrit paatram (pot). Earliest documented use: 1676.
“Sherlockians have always been a bibulous sort; one early gathering, as Dundas reports, saw the consumption of ‘96 cocktails, 243 scotches, 98 ryes, and 2 beers.’”
Daniel Stashower; Why Sherlock Holmes Endures; The Washington Post; Jul 10, 2015.
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