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.
Twice a week the children enjoyed a bowl of bonnyclabber or curds, with a little brown sugar sprinkled on the top.
Some of the blossomy May was left yet on the hawthorns, and over all the sky hovered, with pale-white clouds in pale-blue spaces of air like an inverted lake of bonnyclabber.
At sundown he ate a small-sized hoe-cake and a tin pan of bonnyclabber; then observing "That he believed he was put into dis world for nothing but to have trouble," he took to his bed.
By which invention there is no such thing as a ruined farmer to be seen; but the people live with comfort on potatoes and bonnyclabber, neither of which are vendible commodities abroad.
In any case, when Irish gulls talk about cottage cheese, they have the decency to call it bonnyclabber.
Even if we tried to do the best we could for you, all you'd get would be something like skim-milk -- good enough for cottage cheese and bonnyclabber, but nothing like good fresh milk with the cream on it. "