ke·​fir | \ ke-ˈfir How to pronounce kefir (audio) , ˈkē-fər How to pronounce kefir (audio) , ˈke-fər How to pronounce kefir (audio) \

Definition of kefir

: a beverage of fermented cow's milk

Examples of kefir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maple Hill products milk, kefir, and yogurt that’s ideal for use in recipes and on their own. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 If your box mix calls for water or milk, simply swap out the liquids for kefir. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Dec. 2020 This kefir pouch gives kids a convenient, healthy and delicious snack. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 24 Sep. 2020 Plain yogurt fared better (B+), with kefir, milk fermented with bacteria and yeast, the runaway winner (A+). Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 15 June 2020 Don't forget probiotics like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi. Angela Dewan, CNN, 17 Apr. 2020 There’s whole-milk yogurt (or kefir plus egg yolks) blended up with garlic and dill for the bright sauce. Sohla El-waylly, Bon Appétit, 2 Apr. 2020 The team is even concocting kefir shots and cherry juice (from local cherry wine brand Frederiksdal) to help boost immune systems. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Mar. 2020 Sources of probiotics include fermented dairy foods such as yogurt and kefir, and aged cheeses, as well as fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh and sourdough bread. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of kefir

1884, in the meaning defined above

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25 Apr 2021

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“Kefir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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