Kumiss Definition

ko͝o-mĭs, ko͝omĭs
Mare's or camel's milk fermented and used as a drink by Tatar nomads of Asia.
Webster's New World
A similar drink made from cow's milk, used in certain special diets.
Webster's New World

Alternative spelling of koumiss.


Origin of Kumiss

  • Russian kumys from Old Russian komyzŭ from Old Turkic qïmïz from qammaq to shake

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

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