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kumiss

[koo-mis] /ˈku mɪs/
noun
1.
fermented mare's or camel's milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads.
2.
a similar drink prepared from other milk, especially that of the cow, and used for dietetic and medicinal purposes.
Also, koumis, koumiss, koumyss.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Russian kumys < Turkic kιmιz
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kumiss

/ˈkuːmɪs/
noun
1.
a drink made from fermented mare's or other milk, drunk by certain Asian tribes, esp in Russia or used for dietetic and medicinal purposes
Word Origin
C17: from Russian kumys, from Kazan Tatar kumyz
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