bev·er·age (bĕvər-ĭj, bĕvrĭj)
1. Any of various liquids for drinking: The menu lists several beverages, including water, soda, tea, and coffee.
2. A single serving of such a liquid: I ordered a beverage to go with my meal.
[Middle English, from Old French bevrage, from beivre, to drink, from Latin bibere; see pō(i)- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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