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beverage

[ bev-er-ij, bev-rij ]
/ ˈbɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈbɛv rɪdʒ /
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noun

any potable liquid, especially one other than water, as tea, coffee, beer, or milk: The price of the meal includes a beverage.

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Origin of beverage

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French beverage, bevarage, equivalent to be(i)vre to drink + -age-age
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British Dictionary definitions for beverage

beverage
/ (ˈbɛvərɪdʒ, ˈbɛvrɪdʒ) /

noun

any drink, usually other than water
C13: from Old French bevrage, from beivre to drink, from Latin bibere
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