sweet cider

noun
See under cider.
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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]

sweet cider
 
n
1.  (Brit) cider having a high sugar content
2.  (US), (Canadian) Compare hard cider unfermented apple juice

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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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With the apple harvest comes a favorite and traditional product known as sweet cider.
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