American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern, Midland, & Western U.S. Sour, curdled milk. Also called regionally thick milk.
- v. To curdle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bonnyclabber.
- To become thick in the process of souring: said of milk.
- n. Idle or noisy talk; jabber.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Milk curdled so as to become thick.
- v. To become clabber; to lopper.
- n. raw milk that has soured and thickened
- v. turn into curds
- From Goidelic clàbar or Irish clábar ("mud"). (Wiktionary)
- Short for bonnyclabber. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To make cottage cheese, allow a quantity of sour milk to clabber, that is, become curdled, and then place it on the back of the stove in a thick vessel, such as a crock, until the whey begins to appear on the top, turning it occasionally so that it will heat very slowly and evenly.”
“Page 7 the full-flowering clover-field, or to the plantation nursery to see the old mammies feed the babies with "clabber," with bread well crumbed in it, or cush, made of bread soaked in gravy and softly mashed.”
“Carlene Godwin Finney to clabber gangrene close down her place her precious private pleasing place to fill the house to the rafters up past the dimpled tin roof with a rotting smell that stayed for nine days that mortgaged a room on our memories and did not die along with her”
“You clabber some soymilk I used vanilla with of cider vinegar in order to mimic buttermilk.”
“Hers had fowding hoel in clabber n maded nother hoel fru insal… innsl… um, pinkee stuff adn vaypur barryer.”
“For eight long years there has been no debate and before then it was just a warmed up milk that began to clabber; really there has been no real debate since the six or eight year period beginning in 1966.”
“* The buttermilk can be substituted with 1 1/4 cups of milk at room temperature, mixed with two tablespoons white vinegar, left to clabber for 10 minutes.”
“* The buttermilk can be substituted with 1 1/4 cups of milk at room temperature, mixed with two tablespoons white vinegar, left to clabber for 10 minutes. rich buttermilk waffles was originally published on smittenkitchen.com all content and photos © 2006 - 2009 smitten kitchen”
“A perfect flight would send you whooshing down the slope, over the creek some 30 feet below then back to the starting point where small feet would clabber for purchase lest the voyage start all over again with less velocity.”
“I liked the last description of people least of all; I could not abide their yellow faces, or their ceaseless clabber.”
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