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seltzer

[selt-ser] /ˈsɛlt sər/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a naturally effervescent mineral water containing common salt and small quantities of sodium, calcium, and magnesium carbonates.
2.
tap water that has been commercially filtered, carbonated, and bottled with no addition of minerals or mineral salts.
Also called seltzer water.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < German Selterser named after Selters, a village near Wiesbaden; see -er1
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Seltzer

/ˈsɛltsə/
noun
1.
a natural effervescent water with a high content of minerals
2.
a similar synthetic water, used as a beverage
Also called Seltzer water
Word Origin
C18: changed from German Selterser Wasser water from (Nieder) Selters, district where mineral springs are located, near Wiesbaden, Germany
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Word Origin and History for seltzer

1741, from German Selterser (Wasser), a kind of mineral water, literally "of Selters," village near Weisbaden in Hesse-Nassau, where the mineral water is found.

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