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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.
Their mothers would ask them where they got the money to buy themselves hot dogs and root beers, and they'd say `Uncle Mike gave it to us.
Named after the year when hard root beers soared in popularity with colonial drinkers, the brew features ingredients such as blackstrap molasses, sassafras root bark, dried wintergreen and licorice.