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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A natural effervescent spring water of high mineral content.
  • n. See carbonated water.

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  • n. Carbonated water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. naturally effervescent mineral water
  • n. effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide

Etymologies

From German Selterser (Wasser), (water) of Selters, a village of central Germany.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A toponym from 1735–45 German Selterser, named after Selters, a village known for its carbonated mineral springs. (Wiktionary)

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