follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

birch beer

noun
1.
a carbonated or fermented drink containing an extract from the bark of the birch tree.
Compare root beer.
Origin of birch beer
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for birch beer
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • What we call root beer and birch beer, and a drink flavored with the chips of the hickory tree, were made in New England.

  • Root beer and birch beer, and tea and coffee, were good things in one way.

  • birch beer is made of its aromatic sap and wintergreen oil is extracted from the leaves.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Also she made him sell iced lemonade and birch beer, which was well for the corduroy waistcoat pocket.

    In the Arena Booth Tarkington
  • Rene did not like the sagamity, but the cakes were good and the birch beer was fine she thought.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Albany can be distinctly seen with a glass—a field glass, I mean, not a glass of birch beer.

    A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for birch beer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for birch

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for birch beer