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n. Chiefly Southern, Midland, & Western US
Sour, curdled milk. Also called regionally thick milk.
tr. & intr.v. clab·bered, clab·ber·ing, clab·bers
To curdle.

[Short for bonnyclabber.]
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curdled milk
vb (intr)
to curdle
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(ˈklæb ər)
South Midland and Southern U.S.
1. milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk.
2. (of milk) to curdle; to become thick in souring.
[1625–35; < Irish clabar, short for bainne clabair bonnyclabber]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clabber - raw milk that has soured and thickened
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
Verb1.clabber - turn into curds; "curdled milk"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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References in classic literature ?
Tom got all the delicacies, Chambers got mush and milk, and clabber without sugar.
All good cooks are probably familiar with Clabber Girl Baking Powder, but just how many knew it was created only two hours away?
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B&G Foods announced it has acquired the Clabber Girl Corporation from Hulman & Company.
A new licensing partnership between two well-known brands, Clabber Girl and Baileys, has brought forth yummy, versatile Baileys Original Irish Cream Baking Chips.
In True Grit, Rooster Cogburn says, "A man will never work for a woman unless he's got clabber for brains." In Rooster Cogburn, the marshal says, "If women ever get the vote, God help us." In Undefeated, the hero's words make a statement of masculine rights that Wayne's fans are expected to applaud: "When I want to go hunting and fishing, I go hunting and fishing, and she didn't like that."
Collection data.--UNITED STATES: Arkansas: Marion Co., Buffalo National River, Buffalo River @ Clabber Creek, 36.127858N, -92.545530W, 13-14.vii.2017, D.
All formulations were prepared using breadfruit flour (prepared as previously described); rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, and xanthan gum (Bob's Red Mill, Milwaukie, OR); cornstarch, sea salt, nonfat dry milk, butter, Grade A large eggs, cider vinegar, and honey (Great Value, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, AR); powdered whole egg (Primavera Foods, Cameron, WI); active dry yeast (Red Star Yeast, Milwaukee, WI) or double-acting baking powder (Clabber Girl Corporation, Terre Haute, IN); water; and a sweetness masking agent (Gold Coast Ingredients Inc., Commerce, California).
Not in photo: Kay Kuenker, Dow AgroSciences and Gary Morris, Clabber Girl.