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, cy·der .
- ci·der·ish, ci·der·like, adjective
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How to use cider in a sentence
Most ciders have gotten a bad rap as being too sweet and fruity.
At the most basic level, most ciders are produced using a blend of sweet, sour, and bitter apple and pear varieties.
I first tried these ciders in Burgundy, before they were imported to the United States.
He ferments his ciders using indigenous yeasts, and his ciders maintain a purity and freshness unique in the cider category.
Only one other producer in the world, to my knowledge, is making similarly nuanced ciders with similar conviction.
British Dictionary definitions for cider
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
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