root beer


noun

a carbonated beverage flavored with syrup made from the extracted juices of roots, barks, and herbs that have been fermented with sugar and yeast.

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Origin of root beer

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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root beer

noun

US and Canadian an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs
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