- mare's or camel's milk fermented and used as a drink by Tatar nomads of Asia
- a similar drink made from cow's milk, used in certain special diets
Origin of kumissGerman from Russian kumys from Turkic qum?s, q?m?z
The fermented milk of a mare or camel, used as a beverage by certain peoples of western and central Asia.
Origin of kumissRussian kumys from Old Russian komyzŭ from Old Turkic qïmïz from qammaq to shake
- Alternative spelling of koumiss.