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cider

[ sahy-der ]
/ ˈsaɪ dər /
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noun
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.
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Also British, cy·der .

Origin of cider

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cider

ci·der·ish, ci·der·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cider

cider

cyder

/ (ˈsaɪdə) /

noun
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 for cider

C14: from Old French cisdre, via Medieval Latin, from Late Greek sikera strong drink, from Hebrew shēkhār
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