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beverage (plural beverages)
- (chiefly US) A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.
- He knew no beverage but the flowing stream.
- (slang, archaic) A treat, or drink money.
More elevated than plainer drink. Beverage is of French origin, while drink is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations.
- See also Wikisaurus:beverage