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beverage

[bev-er-ij, bev-rij] /ˈbɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈbɛv rɪdʒ/
noun
1.
any potable liquid, especially one other than water, as tea, coffee, beer, or milk:
The price of the meal includes a beverage.
Origin of beverage
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French beverage, bevarage, equivalent to be(i)vre to drink + -age -age
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beverage

/ˈbɛvərɪdʒ; ˈbɛvrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
any drink, usually other than water
Word Origin
C13: from Old French bevrage, from beivre to drink, from Latin bibere
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Word Origin and History for beverage
n.

mid-13c., from Anglo-French beverage, Old French bevrage, from Old French boivre "to drink" (Modern French boire; from Latin bibere "to imbibe;" see imbibe) + -age, suffix forming mass or abstract nouns.

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