Kombucha meaning

kŏmbo͝ochä
A lightly sparkling beverage made by fermenting black or green tea and sugar with a culture of various bacteria and yeasts.
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A lightly sparkling beverage made by fermenting black or green tea and sugar with a culture of various bacteria and yeasts.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kombucha
Plural:
kombuchas

Origin of kombucha

  • Probably from Japanese kombucha tea made from kombu (the Japanese word perhaps being used by English speakers to designate fermented tea due to confusion or because the thick gelatinous film produced by the kombucha culture was thought to resemble seaweed) kombu kombu kombu cha tea chanoyu

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

  • From Japanese 昆布茶 (こんぶちゃ, konbucha, こぶちゃ, kobucha, “kelp tea")

    From Wiktionary