The fermented milk of a mare or camel, utilized as a beverage by specific individuals of western and main Asia.
Alternative spelling of koumiss.
A common drink associated with the nomads of north Asia, consisting of fermented mares' milk, resembling bad buttermilk, but clear and without greasiness. The Kirghiz as well as others distil an intoxicating liquor from it.
A fermented dietetic and sanitary drink produced in western nations, in imitation of preceding, from cattle' milk with sugar and yeast, and permitted to ferment until it becomes effervescent and a little alcohol.