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  • n. Alternative spelling of koumiss.


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  • The table is spread with a spectacular array of dishes of all colours: bowls of kymys, the fermented milk of mares, sour milk, bowls of wild mushrooms of two or three kinds, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.



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  • "A popular Kyrgyz beverage.... This drink is considered to be a signature drink of Euroasian nomadic culture.... a slightly alcoholic drink made from fermented mare's milk." (Wikipedia)

    April 18, 2009