root beer

noun
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of root beer

: a sweetened, usually carbonated, brown beverage flavored with extracts of roots (such as sarsaparilla or sassafras) and herbs (such as wintergreen) or with artificial flavorings

Examples of root beer in a Sentence

  1. a bottle of root beer

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First Known Use of root beer

1815


ROOT BEER Defined for English Language Learners

root beer

noun

Definition of root beer for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet, brown drink that is flavored with roots and herbs and that contains bubbles


ROOT BEER Defined for Kids

root beer

noun

Definition of root beer for Students

: a sweet drink flavored with extracts of roots and herbs

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