barm

[ bahrm ]
/ bɑrm /

noun

yeast formed on malt liquors while fermenting.

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Origin of barm

before 1000; Middle English berme,Old English beorma; cognate with Frisian berme,German Bärme,Swedish bärme; akin to ferment
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British Dictionary definitions for barm

barm
/ (bɑːm) /

noun

the yeasty froth on fermenting malt liquors
an archaic or dialect word for yeast

Word Origin for barm

Old English bearm; related to beran to bear, Old Norse barmr barm, Gothic barms, Old High German barm see ferment
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