Definitions for kefirkəˈfɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ke•firkəˈfɪər(n.)

  1. a tart-tasting drink made from cow's or sometimes goat's milk.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of kefir:

1880–85; < Russ kefír

Wiktionary

  1. kefir(Noun)

    A fermented milk drink from the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

  2. Origin: From North-Caucasian languages via кефир.

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  1. Kefir

    Kefir, kefīrs, keefir, or kephir, alternatively kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk kefir, or búlgaros, is a fermented milk drink made with kefir grains and is believed to have its origins in the Caucasus Mountains. It is prepared by inoculating cow, goat, or sheep milk with kefir grains. Traditional kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway; the bag would be knocked by anyone passing through the doorway to help keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed. Marco Polo mentioned kefir when recounting his travels.

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