kumiss
variant of koumiss

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  • Kumiss — is an instrumental post rock band from Southampton. Their music combines funk style drums, soundscaping electronic effects, and distorted guitars, held together with melodic bass lines and violin. Biography Kumiss were formed in 2003 when… …   Wikipedia

  • kumiss — [ko͞o′mis] n. [Ger < Russ kumys < Turkic qumıs, qımız] 1. mare s or camel s milk fermented and used as a drink by Tatar nomads of Asia 2. a similar drink made from cow s milk, used in certain special diets: also koumiss …   English World dictionary

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 An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk.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

  • Kumiss — Kumish Ku mish, Kumiss Ku miss, n. See {Koumiss}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • kumiss —    (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

  • kumiss — ku•miss [[t]ˈku mɪs[/t]] n. coo fermented mare s or camel s milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads • Etymology: 1590–1600; < Russ kumýs < Turkic; cf. Turkish kImIz …   From formal English to slang

  • kumiss —   see koumiss …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • kumiss — or kumys or kumyss variant of koumiss …   Useful english dictionary

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