\spɹˈuːs bˈi͡ə], \spɹˈuːs bˈiə], \s_p_ɹ_ˈuː_s b_ˈiə]\
Definitions of SPRUCE BEER
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Princeton University
A fermented liquor made from the leaves and small branches of the spruce-fir or from the essence of spruce, boiled with sugar or molasses, and fermented with yeast. There are two kinds, the brown and the white, of which the latter is considered the best, as being made from white sugar instead of molasses. Spruce-beer forms an agreeable and wholesome beverage, and is useful as an antiscorbutic.
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
White Spruce Beer. A beer made as follows: To 10 gallons of water, add 6 pounds of sugar, and 4 oz. of essence of spruce. Add yeast, and bottle, when ready. It is grateful and antiscorbutic. SPRUCE BEER POWDERS may be formed of white sugar; sodae subcarb., gr. xxvj; essence of spruce, gr. x, in each blue paper; and acid of tartar, in each white paper. For half a pint of water.
By Robley Dunglison