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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. yeast formed on malt liquors while fermenting.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of barm:

bef. 1000; ME berme, OE beorma, c. Fris berme, LG barm(e)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yeast, barm(noun)

    a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barm(noun)

    foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast

  2. Barm(noun)

    the lap or bosom


  1. Barm cake

    A barm cake is a type of soft, round, flattish bun from northern England, traditionally leavened with barm. The original barm cake is found in areas of Lancashire, North West England. In wider northern England, a similar bread roll would be known instead as a "breadbun", "breadcake", "bap", "cob", "teacake" or even a "stotty". The Barm Cake is more likely made from commercial yeast today. Chips are a popular filling, sold in most fish and chip shops in the North West of England often called simply a 'chip barm'. Another popular filling in the North West, particularly Bolton, is the pasty barm. Likewise in Wigan pies are a popular filling, as eaten by TV's Jamie Foster.

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the chest

She held him tenderly to her bosom.

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