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kombucha

Syllabification: kom·bu·cha
Pronunciation: /kômˈbo͞oCHə
 
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Definition of kombucha in English:

noun

A beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria: bottled kombucha is available in many natural food stores

Origin

Japanese konbucha, literally 'kelp tea'; the origin of the English meaning, which is not found in Japanese, is unclear and may reflect a development in another language..

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