American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of kumiss.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See kumiss.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars of central Asia from mare's or camel's milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made in Europe.
- n. an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
- Via French koumis, German Kumiss, from Russian кумыс (kumýs), borrowed from a Turkic source. Compare Tatar кымыз (kımız), Kazakh қымыз (qımız), Kyrgyz кымыз (kımız), Turkish kımız, Azeri qımız. (Wiktionary)
“ The Tartars use an intoxicating liquor called koumiss, made from mare's or camel's milk.”
“Lactic acid sours milk, and gives yogurt and other forms of sour milk such as koumiss, kefir, and leban their distinct flavor.”
“Mare's milk is still drunk in Kazakhstan, a country in which horse traditions run deep, and is usually fermented into a slightly alcoholic drink called 'koumiss'.”
“a country in which horse traditions run deep, and is usually fermented into a slightly alcoholic drink called 'koumiss'.”
“And koumiss, a drink still important to the regional diet today, is made from mare's milk.”
“I chose some terms at random and looked them up: oleic acid, no entry; jugged hare, found; waterzooi, found; cracklings, found; koumiss, found; ergot, not found.”
“Even so, frequent contact with central Asian nomads introduced a variety of dairy products to China, whose elite long enjoyed yogurt, koumiss, butter, acid-set curds, and, around 1300 and thanks to the Mongols, even milk in their tea!”
“Among the nomadic tribes of northern Europe and central Asia who did not even cultivate grain, milk was fermented into the drinks called kefir and koumiss.”
“[177-9] From mares 'milk is made koumiss, a favorite fermented drink of”
“Better still: drink toast - or rice-water; kefyr, four days old; koumiss; lactic-acid water; zoolak; egg lemonade; sterilized milk with one third lime-water; whortleberry wine; acorn cocoa; unfermented grape-juice.”
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Cultural realia from Hungary.
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