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Originally ‘Apollinaris water’, from Apollinarisburg, a hill near Bonn, Germany.


apollinaris (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) A type of sparkling mineral water.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      Neither had he then, in answer, to articulate anything but the jollity of their having found a table at a window from which, as they partook of cold beef and apollinaris [...] they could let their eyes hover tenderly on the far-off white cliffs that so often had signalled to the embarrassed English a promise of safety.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      We supped and camped at the very edge of the cliff, quenching our thirst with two bottles of Apollinaris which were in one of the cases.