Definitions for kefirkəˈfɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a tart-tasting drink made from cow's or sometimes goat's milk.
Origin of kefir:
1880–85; < Russ kefír
A fermented milk drink from the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.
Origin: From North-Caucasian languages via кефир.
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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