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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
meyan kökü gazozu/birası
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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.
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.
Of those, 40 are beers, four are ciders, two are kombuchas and two are root beers.
Surprisingly, root beer has been their biggest seller.
When they saw how popular it was, they added another root beer from Mukilteo's Diamond Knot.
All of a sudden there were a bunch of hard root beers.
A lot of liqueur companies are trying to ride the wave of hard root beers.
And hard sodas, especially the root beers, allow males of this generation to have a sweeter option that also allows them to "keep their man cards," Sattler says with a laugh.
One of the first brands-if not the brand-to jumpstart the hard soda movement is Not Your Father's Root Beer, which came out about a year ago.
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.
I'd give the kids $10 and tell 'em to get themselves a hot dog and root beer.
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.
The Collection includes Traditional Ginger Honey Ale, James Madison(TM) Dark Wheat Ale, George Washington Porter(R) and 1790 Root Beer Brew(TM), four brews that combine the styles and ingredients of the colonial era with the quality and craftsmanship beer enthusiasts have come to expect from the Samuel Adams brewers.