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cyder

[sahy-der] /ˈsaɪ dər/
noun, British.
1.

cider

[sahy-der] /ˈsaɪ dər/
noun
1.
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.
Also, British, cyder.
Origin of cider
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English sidre < Middle French < Old French si(s)dre < Late Latin sīcera strong drink < Septuagint Greek sī́kera < Hebrew shēkhār (Levit. 10:9); replacing Middle English sithere < Old French sidre
Related forms
ciderish, ciderlike, adjective
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  • You shall have some baked pears and bread for supper, and some cyder.

  • Do not be in such haste, little boy; you shall have some cyder directly.

  • Paid for cyder with James, after dinner, 3d.; wine with Mersing at night, 3d.

  • I can understand why the wits went to the cyder Cellars then.

    The Night Side of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Only this, that her father made the cyder Cellars so popular a place of resort.

    The Night Side of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • cyder is not a thing to be despised even by a man who knows Latin.

    The Galaxy Various
  • The cyder is of the color of sherry (or rather of French white wine), and every whit as fine and clear.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • Yet in the course of a year he used "fifty-two gallons of rum, ten of wine, and two barrels of cyder."

    The Quaker Colonies Sydney G. Fisher
  • cyder is made from the rotting Crabs; also a kind of vinegar called verjuice, or vargis.

  • It is really a very mice drink, more like cyder than beer, though quite as intoxicating as the latter.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for cyder

cyder

/ˈsaɪdə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp Brit) of cider

cider

/ˈsaɪdə/
noun
1.
Also called (US) hard cider. an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples
2.
(US & Canadian) Also called sweet cider. an unfermented drink made from apple juice
Word Origin
C14: from Old French cisdre, via Medieval Latin, from Late Greek sikera strong drink, from Hebrew shēkhār
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Word Origin and History for cyder

cider

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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