koumiss
or kumiss noun Etymology: Russian kumys, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish kımız koumiss Date: 1607 a beverage of fermented mare's milk made originally by the nomadic peoples of central Asia

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  • 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 An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk.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

  • koumiss — ● koumys ou koumis ou koumiss nom masculin (turc kimiz) Boisson fermentée, fabriquée par les nomades de l Asie centrale avec du lait de jument, d ânesse, de chamelle ou de vache …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • koumiss — kou·miss (ko͞o mĭsʹ, ko͞oʹmĭs) n. Variant of kumiss. * * * …   Universalium

  • koumiss — noun /ˈkuːmɪs/ A fermented drink made from mares milk, common among peoples of the Central Asian steppes …   Wiktionary

  • KOUMISS —    an intoxicating beverage among the Kalmucks, made by fermentation from mare s milk …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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

  • koumiss —    (KOO miss) [Russian, from Turkic] A drink made of fermented camel’s milk or mare’s milk, used by the nomadic peoples of central Asia. A similar drink made from cow’s milk.    See also kefir …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • koumiss — [ ku:mɪs] noun a fermented liquid prepared from mare s milk, used as a drink and as medicine by Asian nomads. Origin C16: based on Tartar kumiz …   English new terms dictionary

  • koumiss — kou·miss …   English syllables

  • koumiss —   n. intoxicating drink made from fermented mare s milk …   Dictionary of difficult words

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