Kefir Kef"ir (k[e^]f"[~e]r), n. 1. An effervescent liquor like kumiss, made from fermented milk, used as a food and as a medicine in the northern Caucasus. -- {Ke*fir"ic} (k[e^]*f[i^]r"[i^]k), a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A sour fermented milk drink, used in various regions of Asia, made by addition of {Streptococcus} or {Lactobacillus} cultures to cow's or goat's milk; it is considered by some as a form of yoghurt. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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