spruce beer

noun

: a beverage flavored with spruce
especially : one made from spruce twigs and leaves boiled with molasses or sugar and fermented with yeast

Examples of spruce beer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flavors range from classics including root beers, colas and cream sodas to unique flavors such as spruce beer, bacon, marionberry, celery and pickle sodas. Joyce Smith, kansascity, 8 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spruce beer was circa 1706

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“Spruce beer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spruce%20beer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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