koumiss

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noun kou·miss \kü-ˈmis, ˈkü-məs\
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Definition of koumiss

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

Origin and Etymology of koumiss

Russian kumys, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkishkımız koumiss


First Known Use: 1607


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