Definition of clabber in English:


Syllabification: clab·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈklabər
chiefly US


  • Milk that has naturally clotted on souring.
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    • Southerners preferred corn dodgers or pone and pork and clabber rather than Yankee beef.


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  • Curdle or cause to curdle.
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    • My mother made cottage cheese from the sour (clabbered) milk.
    • At the Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, specialties such as fromage blanc (tangy, soft, and spreadable) and fresh clabbered cottage cheese are made from organic milk.
    • Silky smoked salmon is garnished with clabbered cream, shaved fennel, caperberries, microgreens, and a stack of warm, ethereal buckwheat blinis.


early 19th century: shortening of bonny clabber.

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