Kefir Definition

kĕ-fîr
noun
A thick, sour beverage fermented from cow's milk and usually containing a small amount of alcohol.
Webster's New World

Origin of Kefir

  • Russian probably ultimately from Old Turkic köpür (milk) froth, foam from köpürmäk to froth, foam

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From North-Caucasian languages via Russian кефир (kefír).

    From Wiktionary

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