cider

[sahy-der]
noun
the juice pressed from apples (or formerly from some other fruit) used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider) or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.
Also, British, cyder.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English sidre < Middle French < Old French si(s)dre < Late Latin sīcera strong drink < Septuagint Greek sī́kera < Hebrew shēkhār (Levit. 10:9); replacing Middle English sithere < Old French sidre

ciderish, ciderlike, adjective
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cider or cyder (ˈsaɪdə)
 
n
1.  Also called (US): hard cider an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples
2.  (US), (Canadian) Also called: sweet cider an unfermented drink made from apple juice
 
[C14: from Old French cisdre, via Medieval Latin, from Late Greek sikera strong drink, from Hebrew shēkhār]
 
cyder or cyder
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French cisdre, via Medieval Latin, from Late Greek sikera strong drink, from Hebrew shēkhār]

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cider
c.1280, from O.Fr. sidre, var. of sisdre, from L.L. sicera, Vulgate rendition of Heb. shekhar, word used for any strong drink (translated in O.E. as beor). Meaning gradually narrowed to mean exclusively "fermented drink made from apples," though this sense was present in O.Fr.
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Example sentences
We snatched a table and downed sparkling apple cider, veggie pot-pies and
  meringue topped with strawberries.
And no spirits or super-strength beer, cider or wine can be sold.
Enjoy free hot apple cider, fruit and coffee in the hotel lobby.
The pub features eight beers on tap, including imported ales and cider, and
  more than a dozen bottled beers.
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