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koumiss

noun kou·miss \kü-ˈmis, ˈkü-məs\

Definition of koumiss

  1. :  a beverage of fermented mare's milk made originally by the nomadic peoples of central Asia



Variants of koumiss

or kumiss \kü-ˈmis, ˈkü-məs\

Origin of koumiss

Russian kumys, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish kımız koumiss


First Known Use: 1607


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