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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How to use root beer in a sentence
He snapped off a branch to expose its aromatic bark, which historically has been used for soaps, teas, root beer, and medicines.This historic Brooklyn cemetery shows us a future without lawns | Ryan Goldberg | November 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
But even for those moments there is a root beer waiting in the fridge.
And then he would say to nobody, 'Bring us three root-beer Popsicles!'
His brush with topical humor: Obama invites Kanye and Taylor Swift to a root beer summit.
And if lemonade and root beer and good strong coffee could have made people drunk, there would not have been one sober man there.Duffels | Edward Eggleston
The first thing we did was to bury our bottle of root-beer in a pool up to its neck and mark the place with two white stones.Us and the Bottleman | Edith Ballinger Price
Bottles of root-beer and ginger ale mingled with sarsparilla in forming a shower of cooling drinks.The Motor Boys in the Clouds | Clarence Young
So far as the young people were concerned, the root-beer went much more rapidly than the boneset.Winter Fun | William O. Stoddard
In a few minutes he was able to go with his friends and show them where the root-beer and soda-water bottles were hidden.The Wizard of the Sea | Roy Rockwood
British Dictionary definitions for root beer
US and Canadian an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs
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