kumiss

or kou·mis, kou·miss, kou·myss

[ koo-mis ]
/ ˈku mɪs /
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noun

fermented mare's or camel's milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads.
a similar drink prepared from other milk, especially that of the cow, and used for dietetic and medicinal purposes.

Nearby words

  1. kumasi,
  2. kumayri,
  3. kumbaloi,
  4. kumbh mela,
  5. kumikumi,
  6. kumite,
  7. kummer,
  8. kummerbund,
  9. kumon,
  10. kumquat

Origin of kumiss

1590–1600; < Russian kumys < Turkic kιmιz

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British Dictionary definitions for koumis

koumis

/ (ˈkuːmɪs) /

noun

a variant spelling of kumiss

kumiss

koumiss, koumis or koumyss

/ (ˈkuːmɪs) /

noun

a drink made from fermented mare's or other milk, drunk by certain Asian tribes, esp in Russia or used for dietetic and medicinal purposes

Word Origin for kumiss

C17: from Russian kumys, from Kazan Tatar kumyz

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