- (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. Mary Varchaver and Frank Ledlie Moore. 2012.
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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 An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare s or camel s milk.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 — 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 … New Collegiate Dictionary
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 — [ 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