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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A natural effervescent spring water of high mineral content.

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  • noun Carbonated water.

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  • noun naturally effervescent mineral water
  • noun effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide

Etymologies

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

[From German Selterser (Wasser), (water) of Selters, a village of central Germany.]

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A toponym from 1735–45 German Selterser, named after Selters, a village known for its carbonated mineral springs.

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