Definition of kefir in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈfir/


A sour-tasting drink make from cow’s milk fermented with certain bacteria.
Example sentences
  • During a yearlong period ending in early September, sales of flavored milk grew 5.5 percent, while sales of packaged milkshakes, soymilk, kefir and milk substitutes also experienced substantial increases.
  • Popular nonalcoholic beverages other than fruit juices include Turkish-style coffee, a thin yogurt drink called kefir, and a tea known as salep.
  • If the name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because most of us know this microscopic life form as acidophilus, an ingredient commonly found in yogurt, kefir and a few fermented foods.


From Russian.

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Syllabification: ke·fir

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