- noun /bɑːm/a) Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast.
In 1577 yeast, called barm, is bought at 9d. the pail.b) A small flat round, individual loaf, or roll of bread.
And he chaffed the women as he served them their haporths of barm.
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Barm — is the foam, or scum, formed on the top of liquor (i.e. fermented alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine, or feedstock for hard liquor or industrial ethanol distillation) when fermenting. It was used to leaven bread, or set up fermentation in a … Wikipedia
barm|y — «BAHR mee», adjective, barm|i|er, barm|i|est. 1. full of barm; fermenting; frothing. 2. British Slang, Figurative … Useful english dictionary
Barm — Barm, n. [OE. bearm, berm, barm, AS. bearm; akin to E. bear to support.] The lap or bosom. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
barm — barm; barm·brack; barm·skin; … English syllables
Barm — (b[aum]rm), n. [OE. berme, AS. beorma; akin to Sw. b[ a]rma, G. b[ a]rme, and prob. L. fermentum. [root]93.] Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast. Shak. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
barm — O.E. beorma yeast, leaven, also head of a beer, from P.Gmc. *bermon (Cf. Du. berm, M.L.G. barm), from PIE root *bher (4) to cook, bake (Cf. L. fermentum substance causing fermentation, Skt. bhurati moves convulsively, quivers, M.Ir. berbaim … Etymology dictionary
barm — [bärm] n. [ME berme < OE beorma, yeast < IE base * bher , to boil up > FERMENT, BREATH] the yeast foam that appears on the surface of malt liquors as they ferment … English World dictionary
barm — sb., en, e, ene … Dansk ordbog
Barm — *1. Dat geit wedder na m olen Barm to. – Schütze. Es geht wieder auf die alte Weise, den alten Krebsgang. – Barm = Bärme, Hefe, Gescht. *2. De Barm leep em öwert Harte. – Eichwald, 92. *3. Er hat in den Barm schütten. – Richey, 10. Eine Sache… … Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon
barm — [[t]bɑrm[/t]] n. vin yeast formed on malt liquors while fermenting • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME berme, OE beorma, c. Fris berme, LG barm(e) … From formal English to slang