The fermented milk of a mare or camel, used as a beverage by certain peoples of western and central Asia.
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 kumiss
Russian kumys from Old Russian komyzŭ from Old Turkic qïmïz from qammaq to shake