Ci"der(?), n. [F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. ; of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. shkar to be intoxicated, shkr strong drink.] The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and for other purposes.
Cider was formerly used to signify the juice of other fruits, and other kinds of strong liquor, but was not applied to wine.
Cider brandy, a kind of brandy distilled from cider. --
Cider mill, a mill in which cider is made. --
Cider press, the press of a cider mill.
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