from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. New England & Central Atlantic U.S. Thick, soured milk eaten with cream and sugar, honey, or molasses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sour, soured, fermented or curdled milk; acidophilus milk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; -- sometimes called simply clabber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milk that is turned or has become thick in the process of souring.
  • n. A drink made of beer and buttermilk or soured cream.


Irish Gaelic bainne clabair : bainne, milk (from Middle Irish, drop, milk, from Old Irish bannae, drop) + probably clabair, genitive of clabar, dasher of a churn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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