spruce beer

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noun

a fermented beverage made with spruce leaves and twigs, or an extract from them.

Origin of spruce beer

First recorded in 1490–1500
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spruce beer


noun

an alcoholic drink made of fermented molasses flavoured with spruce twigs and cones
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