Definition of beverage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beverage

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbevərɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbevərɪdʒ//
 
(formal)
 
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any type of drink except water laws governing the sale of alcoholic beverages Studies on the consumption of various alcoholic beverages have been conducted. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French bevrage, based on Latin bibere ‘to drink’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beverage