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ku·missalso kou·miss (ko͞o-mĭs′, ko͞o′mĭs)
The fermented milk of a mare or camel, used as a beverage by certain peoples of western and central Asia.
[Russian kumys, from Old Russian komyzŭ, from Old Turkic qïmïz, from qammaq, to shake.]
(Cookery) 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
[C17: from Russian kumys, from Kazan Tatar kumyz]
fermented mare's or camel's milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads.
[1590–1600; < Russian kumýs < Turkic; compare Turkish kImIz]