spruce beer


noun

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

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Origin of spruce beer

First recorded in 1490–1500
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British Dictionary definitions for spruce beer

spruce beer

noun

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