cider

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From Middle English cidre or sidre, from Old French cisdre or sidre ‎(beverage made from fermented apples), from Medieval Latin sīcera, from Ancient Greek σίκερα ‎(síkera, fermented liquor, strong drink), of Semitic origin.

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American-style unfiltered, unfermented unpasturized cider (left); Apple juice (right).

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cider ‎(countable and uncountable, plural ciders)

  1. (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) An alcoholic, sparkling (carbonated) beverage made from fermented apples.
  2. (US) A non-alcoholic still beverage consisting of the (usually unfiltered and still containing pulp) juice of early-harvest apples. (Without pulp such a beverage is called apple juice.)
    She liked an aged cider. He liked a harder cider.
  3. (Australia) A non-alcoholic carbonated beverage made from apples.
  4. (in Korea, Japan) A non-alcoholic drink, normally carbonated; equivalent to soft drink.
  5. (countable) A cup, glass, or serving of any of these beverages.

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