- 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 q&idie;m&idie;z, from qammaq, to shake.
- Alternative spelling of koumiss.