Definition of barm in English:
1 [mass noun] The froth on fermenting malt liquor.
- Spring water, barm and malt of grain have created this classic whisky.
- There are still some who believe that bread made with barm had an especially good flavour.
- Poultices of wormwood boiled in grease, barm, or wine, may be applied with good success to white swellings.
1.1 archaic or dialect Yeast or leaven.
- Elizabeth David, in a fine account of the history of yeast in English baking, remarks that: In Chaucer's England one of the names for yeast or barm was goddisgoode.
- So the first barm-raised bread was developed.
- It looks like barm or yeast, but, being unfit for use, is only beggarly barm at best.
Old English beorma, of West Germanic origin.
Definition of barm in:
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