- the juice pressed from apples (or formerly from some other fruit) used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.
Origin of cider
Examples from the Web for cider
Despite an impressively long history, cider has maintained a relatively humble identity.
Cider has a long and storied history that can be tasted in the variety of options found throughout the world.
He ferments his ciders using indigenous yeasts, and his ciders maintain a purity and freshness unique in the cider category.
Harvey then put the brain into a cider box and stashed it under a beer cooler.Invasion of the Celebrity Body Snatchers, From Charlie Chaplin to Casey Kasem
July 19, 2014
This cider is bone dry and has a really great olive & briny quality that makes it a killer food pairing cider.What to Drink in 2014: 13 Chefs and Critics Picks
January 11, 2014
Cool and then add the sirup to the cider and the juice of the lemons.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
We'll have a champagne supper, with cider for champagne, eh, dad?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
By the time the cider boils, the eggs will be sufficiently light.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
We had a frugal meal of bread, cheese, and cider set before us.My Double Life
Peaches we have in any quantity; and the cider they make is capital stuff.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
- Also called (US): hard cider an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples
- Also called: sweet cider US and Canadian an unfermented drink made from apple juice
Word Origin and History for cider
late 13c., from Old French cidre, cire "pear or apple cider" (12c., Modern French cidre), variant of cisdre, from Late Latin sicera, Vulgate rendition of Hebrew shekhar, a word used for any strong drink (translated in Old English as beor, taken untranslated in Septuagint Greek as sikera), related to Arabic sakar "strong drink," sakira "was drunk." Meaning gradually narrowed in English to mean exclusively "fermented drink made from apples," though this sense also was in Old French.