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cider

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noun ci·der \ˈsī-dər\

Simple Definition of cider

  • : a drink made from apples

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cider

  1. 1 :  fermented apple juice often made sparkling by carbonation or fermentation in a sealed container

  2. 2 :  the expressed juice of fruit (as apples) used as a beverage or for making other products (as applejack)

Examples of cider in a sentence

  1. a cup of apple cider



Origin of cider

Middle English sidre, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin sicera strong drink, from Greek (Septuagint) sikera, from Hebrew shēkhār


First Known Use: 13th century


CIDER Defined for Kids

cider

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noun ci·der \ˈsī-dər\

Definition of cider for Students

  1. :  the juice pressed out of fruit (as apples) and used especially as a drink and in making vinegar




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