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kombucha

[kawm-boo-chah, kuh m-boo-chuh]
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  1. Also called kombucha mushroom. a live culture of multiple species of yeast and bacteria, grown to make a mildly alcoholic fermented beverage.
  2. Also called kombucha tea, kombucha mushroom tea. the fermented beverage, made by adding kombucha to sweetened tea.

Origin of kombucha

perhaps < Japanese kombu ‘seaweed’ + cha ‘tea’ (from a confusion with ‘kelp tea’)
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