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 Probiotics can also be found in kefir, yogurt and kombucha. Mythili Devarakonda, USA TODAY, 31 July 2022 The products — 1,200 pounds of Greek yogurt, kefir and cream cheese each week — do good and taste great. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 6 July 2022 Made with salmon oil, pumpkin, brewer's yeast, and kefir, these no-bake frozen treats can help bring relief to dogs with itchy skin. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 28 June 2022 The drink incorporates curdled, clarified kefir, which is turned into a syrup; the fetching green base is courtesy of mint and cilantro, pureed just ahead of dinner service to retain their brightness. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of kefir

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kefir


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11 Aug 2022

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“Kefir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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