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root beer

noun
1.
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
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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root beer

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs
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