beverage

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EtymologyEdit

Old French bevrage, from boivre (to drink), from Latin bibō. Cognate to imbibe.

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NounEdit

beverage (plural beverages)

  1. A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.
    • Thomson
      He knew no beverage but the flowing stream.
  2. (slang, archaic) A treat, or drink money.

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NounEdit

beverage m (oblique plural beverages, nominative singular beverages, nominative plural beverage)

  1. Alternative form of bevrage.
Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 17:56