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root beer

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

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


n.
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)
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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.
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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.
They started with Rogue Ale's root beer, just to have something family-friendly on tap.
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.
"We developed Not Your Father's Root Beer because we recognized people's craving for nostalgic flavors they loved from childhood," explains Tim Kovac, founder and brewmaster of Small Town Brewery, which makes the product.
Kovac first experimented with hard root beer with his son in 2011, brewing for fun after their vacation plans got canceled.
After moving to an area where microbreweries pop out of the ground like mushrooms in wet weather, our European family couldn't help but encounter the uniquely American experience of homemade root beer. Although we already enjoyed the bounties of our homestead in the forms of fresh goat's milk, pressed cider, and a wonderful tea garden, our kid's favorite beverage is now root beer.
Today, we know root beer as a sugary soda, but it wasn't always that way.
While these root beverages had been around for centuries, the 19th-century pharmacist Charles Hires is generally credited with the creation of root beer, as he came up with the first marketable recipe.
Food and Drug Administration banned the use of real sassafras in commercial root beer and other foods, as studies found a prominent compound in the root bark, safrole, to be carcinogenic.