1. [syn: koumiss, kumis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Koumiss \Kou"miss\, n. [Russ. kumys; of Mongolian origin.]
An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made
by the Tartars of central Asia from mare's or camel's milk.
It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely
made in Europe. [Written also koumyss, kumiss, kumis,
kumish, and kumys.]
Koumiss has from time immemorial served the Tartar
instead of wine or spirits. --J. H.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made
originally by nomads of central Asia [syn: koumiss,