root beer

root beer

noun
a carbonated beverage flavored with syrup made from the extracted juices of roots, barks, and herbs that have been fermented with sugar and yeast.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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root beer
 
n
(US), (Canadian) an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs

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