Definition of Rice beer
1. Noun. Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot.
Generic synonyms: Alcohol, Alcoholic Beverage, Alcoholic Drink, Inebriant, Intoxicant
Geographical relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon
Substance meronyms: Rice
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Literary usage of Rice beer
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1. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"The immense consumption of rice beer and corn brandy has its results in tin; common vice of drunkenness, which is a prime cause of poverty in China, ..."
2. Far Cathay and Farther India by Alexander Buxton MacMahon (1893)
"... Faces Tattooed—Marriage—A Game of Forfeits—Omnivorous, barring Cannabalism—Oaths Pertaining to Border Tribes—A Karen Curse—Rice-Beer—A Barrel always on ..."
3. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"SAKE, or RICE-BEER.—The chief native fermented liquor of Japan goes by the ... It is a rice-beer or wine. Professor KW Atkinson of the University of Tokio ..."
4. Sketches from Santalistan by Mathew Andreas Pederson (1913)
"of money, goats, pigs, fowls, and above all, plenty of rice- beer, so that Sam could indulge in the luxury of going to bed drunk almost every evening. ..."
5. Festivals & Folklore of Gilgit by Ghulam Muhammad (1905)
"This is done in the evening; and from that time till next day at 4 PM they keep fasting, but they are allowed to drink rice-beer, and this they do with a ..."
6. A Statistical Account of Assam by William Wilson Hunter (1879)
"This rice beer, or tsu, is occasionally sold, but not as a general rule. ... Generally, each family prepares rice beer for home consumption only. ..."