koumyss
Koumiss Kou"miss, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.] An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare's or camel's milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made in Europe. [Written also {koumyss}, {kumiss}, {kumis}, {kumish}, and {kumys}.] [1913 Webster]

Koumiss has from time immemorial served the Tartar instead of wine or spirits. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]


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  • koumyss — n. kumiss, koumiss, beverage of western and central Asia which is made from the fermented milk of a mare or camel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • koumis — ou koumys [ kumi(s) ] n. m. • 1832; cosmos 1634; mot tatar ♦ Lait de jument fermenté, employé comme boisson en Asie centrale. ● koumys ou koumis ou koumiss nom masculin (turc kimiz) Boisson fermentée, fabriquée par les nomades de l Asie centrale… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • koumys — koumis ou koumys [ kumi(s) ] n. m. • 1832; cosmos 1634; mot tatar ♦ Lait de jument fermenté, employé comme boisson en Asie centrale. ● koumys ou koumis ou koumiss nom masculin (turc kimiz) Boisson fermentée, fabriquée par les nomades de l Asie… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Koumiss — Kou miss, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.] An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made in Europe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kumis — Koumiss Kou miss, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.] An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kumish — Koumiss Kou miss, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.] An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kumiss — Koumiss Kou miss, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.] An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kumys — Koumiss Kou miss, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.] An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • koumis — /kooh mis/, n. kumiss. Also, koumiss, koumyss. * * * …   Universalium

  • kumiss — /kooh mis/, n. 1. fermented mare s or camel s milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads. 2. a similar drink prepared from other milk, esp. that of the cow, and used for dietetic and medicinal purposes. Also, koumis, koumiss, koumyss. [1590 1600; < …   Universalium

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