One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Water found in nature with some dissolved salts present.
- ‘Even today many no longer drink tap water; bottled mineral water is the fashion.’
- ‘Then there's Alex - you can always spot him because he has a bottle of Evian mineral water on his desk and is obsessed with scribbling things on a whiteboard.’
- ‘And at almost a pound a bottle, Dasani tap water was more expensive than many natural mineral waters.’
- ‘‘There has also been significant growth in the area of non-alcoholic drinks, mineral waters and fruit juices,’ he said.’
- ‘Although he claims that it is purified tap water that he will sell, he does not make any distinction between mineral water and tap water.’
- ‘The good news is that almost three quarters of the bottled waters we drink are natural mineral waters, with still versions the most popular.’
- ‘Gibraltar is home to the light-manufacturing of tobacco, roasted coffee, ice, mineral waters, candy, beer, and canned fish.’
- ‘Most people in cities now buy water while others use bottled mineral water, so water has already been privatised, they argue.’
- ‘Chocolates, candy, freeze pops, bubble gum, and natural mineral waters, functional drink products and cream liqueurs are also among the range.’
- ‘Do remember to take a bottle of mineral water and a wet towel to supply water for the body and cool yourself while you are in the room.’
- ‘Instead of pushing bottles of mineral water on us, water jugs were brought to the table as soon as we arrived and constantly refilled.’
- ‘At the Essex House in New York, a half-dozen different mineral waters are available.’
- ‘And they warn that it may be in just those areas that produce many of Scotland's finest mineral waters that the tap water may not be all it appears.’
- ‘Use bottled mineral water or at least well-boiled water.’
- ‘For instance, the actual mineral content of most mineral waters is less than 500 parts per million.’
- ‘Not an unreasonable amount as this included three mineral waters, a cafe mocha and two cappuccinos, but disappointing considering my steak.’
- ‘Instances of people selling unclean water in bottles in place of mineral water are plenty.’
- ‘The bill came to €61.50 including mineral waters and coffees.’
- ‘A typical encounter, and the last time I bought his wares: I asked for a bottle of mineral water and a beer.’
- ‘The Bulgarian government responded by sending 11 tanks of drinking water and a truck carrying bottles of mineral water to help the town.’
- 1.1 An artificial imitation of this, especially soda water.
- ‘By the 1970s, blow moulded bottles made from high purity food grades of the resin were beginning to appear and were used for carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters.’
- ‘Instead, dozens of young children dart through the crowds selling small bottles of iced mineral water or brightly coloured fizzy drinks.’
- ‘Yes, dear reader, ice cream and mineral waters, or soda and pop as they are called today, was indeed a luxury for many Irish people in times past.’
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