birch beer


a carbonated or fermented drink containing an extract from the bark of the birch tree.

Nearby words

  1. biradical,
  2. biramose,
  3. biramous,
  4. biratnagar,
  5. birch,
  6. birch family,
  7. birch partridge,
  8. birch tar oil,
  9. birchbark,
  10. birchbark biting

Compare root beer.

Origin of birch beer

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019