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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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Spencer alluded to the traditional use of clabbered (sour) milk to make coeur a la creme, and it makes perfect sense that a French dairy farm wife would create a simple, sweet dessert from the one raw material to be had in abundance.
Eating an Iraqi diet of clabbered milk and stewed tomatoes, dipping out of the same bowls with his captors, sometimes sleeping among them on thin mats on stone floors, he found cultural traits such as tight-knit extended families that he believes America has sadly lost.
Like tempera paint, the clabbered sun melting all over the city, overpowering, overrunning the grooves, clotting the openings.