or kou·mis, kou·miss, kou·myss
- 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.
Origin of kumiss
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Historical Examples of kumiss
This was kumiss, a fermented mare's milk which was the wine and water of the steppes.
And at every halt they passed from hand to hand the skin bag of kumiss.
They gave him tea and kumiss, and had a sheep killed, and gave him mutton to eat.What Men Live By and Other Tales
I asked for kumiss and a pony of Benedictine, as my stone boudoir made me feel rocky, but it has not yet been sent up.
koumiss, koumis or koumyss
- 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