From Middle English sider, cidre, sidre, from Old French cisdre, sidre (“beverage made from fermented apples”), from Medieval Latin sīcera, from Ancient Greek σίκερα (síkera, “fermented liquor, strong drink”), from Hebrew שֵׁכָר (šēḵār, “liquor”). Doublet of cyser.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ̯.dɚ/, enPR: sīʹdər
- (New England, Great Lakes) IPA(key): [ˈsʌɪ̯.də(ɹ)]
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ̯.də/
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- Rhymes: -aɪ̯də(ɹ)
- (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada) An alcoholic, often sparkling (carbonated) beverage made from fermented apples; hard cider; apple cider
- 1995, Paul Correnty, The Art of Cidermaking, Brewers Publications:
- The procedures for cyser are identical to cider with a notable exception: honey is a much more complex sugar than cane or corn sugars, meaning honey takes a long time to clear and an even longer time (at least six months) to ferment out […]
- (US, Canada) A non-alcoholic still beverage consisting of the juice of early-harvest apples, usually unfiltered and still containing pulp; apple cider; sweet cider (without pulp such a beverage is called apple juice).
- She liked an aged cider. He liked a harder cider.
- (Australia) A non-alcoholic carbonated beverage made from apples.
- (in Korea, Japan) A non-alcoholic drink, normally carbonated; equivalent to soft drink.
- (countable) A cup, glass, or serving of any of these beverages.
- apple cider
- cider brandy
- cider cart
- cider gum
- cider oil
- cider press
- cider punk
- cider royal
- cider vinegar
- dry cider
- hard cider
- ice cider
- mulled cider
- pear cider
- sparkling apple cider
- sparkling cider
- sparkling ice cider
- sweet cider
- white cider