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Lambic

noun
    1. a type of Belgian beer brewed with raw wheat and wild yeast in wooden casks, and fermented for at least a year
    2. (as modifier)Lambic beers

Word Origin

C20: probably from Lembeek a town near Brussels
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Word Origin and History for lambic

n.

"strong Belgian beer," 1829, related to French alambic "a still" (see alembic).

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