root beer

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root beer

A carbonated soft drink flavored with extracts of certain plant roots and herbs and usually artificial flavorings.

root beer

(Cookery) US and Canadian an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs

root′ beer`

a carbonated beverage flavored with syrup made from the extracted juices of roots, barks, and herbs.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.root beer - carbonated drink containing extracts of roots and herbsroot beer - carbonated drink containing extracts of roots and herbs
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
شَراب من الخَميرَة وبَعْض الجُذور
šumivý nealkoholický nápoj
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(ruːt) noun
1. the part of a plant that grows under the ground and draws food and water from the soil. Trees often have deep roots; Carrots and turnips are edible roots.
2. the base of something growing in the body. the roots of one's hair/teeth.
3. cause; origin. Love of money is the root of all evil; We must get at the root of the trouble.
4. (in plural) family origins. Our roots are in Scotland.
to (make something) grow roots. These plants aren't rooting very well; He rooted the plants in compost.
root beer
a kind of non-alcoholic drink made from the roots of certain plants.
root crop
plants with roots that are grown for food. The farm has three fields of root crops.
root out
1. to pull up or tear out by the roots. The gardener began to root out the weeds.
2. to get rid of completely. We must do our best to root out poverty.
take root
to grow firmly; to become established. The plants soon took root.
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Under the agreement, Rite Aid's stores nationwide will now carry Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Rootbeer, Minute Maid, Frutopia, Nestea and Dasani bottled water in varying sizes including 20-ounce bottles, 2 liters and 12-pack.
In addition to grabbing the latest campaign flyers, visitors can order a tasty double-cone or frosty rootbeer float.