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n. Chiefly British
Variant of cider.


(Brewing) a variant spelling (esp Brit) of cider


(ˈsaɪ dər)

the juice pressed from apples, used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English sidre < Old French si(s)dre < Late Latin sīcera strong drink < Greek sikera < Hebrew shēkhār]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from applescyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
hard cider - alcoholic drink from fermented cider; `cider' and `cyder' are European (especially British) usages for the fermented beverage
scrumpy - strong cider (as made in western England)
sweet cider - unfermented cider
References in classic literature ?
Dear Tess, keep up your Spirits, and we mean to send you a Hogshead of Cyder for you Wedding, knowing there is not much in your parts, and thin Sour Stuff what there is.
Waddlegoose Lane Cyder is named after a local road and this pale but slighty hazy-straw coloured cyder features a floral appley aroma, caused by the dessert apple fruit used in this drink.
Judges at the championships sampled 75 Welsh ciders and perrys from 21 Welsh producers, scoring a variety of Welsh pure juice cider producers as winners on the day, with local cider maker Gethin's Cyder from Haverfordwest securing the Champion Cider Award, along with the Silver Dry Draught Cider and Gold and Silver Medium Draught Cider.
Dives and [broadside;] Barton, Hereford Lazarus] -- A Song, [broadside] -- Written on the Repeal of the Cyder Tax IVelters Cornewall] 1905 Two Bebb, Mr W.
The Aspall Cyder House of Suffolk, England and SBS Imports of Seattle, Washington have announced the limited release of Aspall Cuvee Chevallier Double Fermented Cyder in the US.
JUDY'S CHRISTMAS RED CABBAGE RECIPE (serves four) Ingredients: 1 medium red cabbage, sliced 2 medium white onions, sliced 2 Bramley apples, peeled and sliced 1 - 2 tbsp brown sugar 120ml / 4fl oz cyder vinegar 3 tbsp water foil 1.
The new-look Falcon retains many of its hearty favourites but has added some new 'classics' like roast monkfish, lamb shank jardaloo and pork and aspall cyder stew.
FRENCH imports have become the dominant force in British jumps racing over the past few seasons and War Party becomes the latest to strut his stuff in the Aspall's Suffolk Cyder Maiden Hurdle (1.
It was a time when his output seemed phenomenal, with more work on Thomas Hardy, and other publications, and the establishment of the university's publishing house, the Cyder Press.
Other key moments in the eighteenth-century georgic revival include John Dryden's translation of Virgil and Joseph Addison's "Essay on Virgil's Georgics" (1697), John Philips' Cyder (1708), Stephen Duck's The Thresher's Labour (1730), William Somerville's The Chace (1735), Mary Collier's The Woman's Labour (1739), Christopher Smart's The Hop-Garden (1752), and John Dyer's The Fleece (1757).
Cornish Scrumpy Co Ltd, The Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Ymro, Cornwall TR4 9LW.
32) By requiring that all "Retailers of Ale Beer and Cyder, Butchers, Cartmen, Showmen, and Keepers or Ordinaries or victualling houses" obtain a permit signed by the mayor and the chamberlain, after review by "a standing Committee to be composed of the Mayor and six Aldermen," the City gave itself the power to control the location of taverns, stores, and other commercial enterprises on its territory.