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kefir

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Russian, probably ultimately from Old Turkic köpür, (milk) froth, foam, from...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Kefir | kefīrs | keefir | kephir | FEER | kewra | talai | mudu kekiya | milk kefir | ...

a fermented milk drink made with kefir grains and is believed to have its origins in the Caucasus Mountains. It's prepared by inoculating cow, goat, or sheep milk with kefir grains. Traditional kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway;... (44 of 2261 words, pronunciation, 3 images)

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Wiktionary:

kefir

A fermented milk drink from the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. (10 of 11 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

kefir

an effervescent drink made from fermented milk, traditional in the Caucasus and now popular as a health product (18 of 186 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

kefir

Syllabification: (ke·fir) Entry from United States Dictionary | a sour-tasting drink make from cow's milk fermented with certain bacteria. (18 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

kefir [Middle Eastern cuisine]

a tart-tasting drink originally of the Caucasus, made from cow's or sometimes goat's milk to which the bacteria "Streptococcus" and "Lactobacillus" ... (21 of 31 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

kefir

A creamy drink made of fermented cow's milk. (8 of 27 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

kefir

a thick, sour beverage fermented from cow's milk and usually containing a small amount of alcohol (16 of 25 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

kefir

a beverage of fermented cow's milk (6 of 20 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

kefir

a creamy drink with a low alcohol content made from fermented cow's milk (13 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861677394​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

kefir

Origin: Russian, probably ultimately from Old Turkic köpür, (milk) froth, foam, from köpürmäk, to froth, foam.

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Wiktionary:

kefir

Origin: North-Caucasian languages via Russian кефир (kefír).

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New World Dictionary:

kefir

Origin: Russian from Caucasian

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Merriam-Webster:

kefir

First use: 1884

Origin: Russian

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Encarta Dictionary:

kefir

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Russian from Old Turkic köpür "milk"

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Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

kefir

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

kefir

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YourDictionary Audio:

kefir

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