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root beer

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

root beer

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

root′ beer`


n.
a carbonated beverage flavored with syrup made from the extracted juices of roots, barks, and herbs.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
Translations
شَراب من الخَميرَة وبَعْض الجُذور
šumivý nealkoholický nápoj
sodavand
inkivääriolut
rótar-gosdrykkur
meyan kökü gazozu/birası
xá xị

root1

(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.
verb
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.
References in classic literature ?
Whenever he encountered a chance shipmate, and there were many in San Francisco, he treated them and was treated in turn, as of old, but he ordered for himself root beer or ginger ale and good-naturedly endured their chaffing.
Chevli said spirit Water will have 16 beers, eight hard liquors and two sparkling wines in its portfolio, which no longer includes the original Not Your Father's Root beer that brought the company fame.
Rebel Yell promotes its flavored versions through social media as part of its overall marketing campaign, and on its websites with examples of cocktails that contain the ginger and root beer flavors.
This was the first root beer to be sold in bottles and set the trend for the sale of soda.
The company believes their one-gallon Root Beer kit to be the first on the market since American pharmacies switched over from offering dry Root Beer spices to liquid concentrates during the early twentieth century.
They started with Rogue Ale's root beer, just to have something family-friendly on tap.
Reed's, maker of Virgil's Root Beer and Reed's Ginger Beer, recently introduced 7-ounce bottles in a 4-pack targeted for cocktail mixing.
The Small Town Brewery brand made its debut in the Chicago area in 2012; after the company teamed up with Pabst Brewing Co., Not Your Father's Root Beer was rolled out nationally in spring 2015.
Stewart's is known for its Stewart's Fountain Classics Root Beer and hot dogs.
"Pop-Tarts and soda pop is a fun, new flavor combination--the Frosted A&W Root Beer and Frosted Crush Orange varieties are so different from our fruity and dessert-type tarts, and this is our first beverage-inspired flavor.
The first is Old Fashioned Sweet Cream Sodas, mixed with fizzy carbonated water and flavoured syrups with real, sweet cream and the second is Classic Sweet Cream Sodas made with flavoured syrups and iconic sodas including Dr Pepper, root beer or Coca-Cola mixed with real, sweet cream.