What does barm mean?

barm meaning in General Dictionary

The lap or bosom

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  • Foam rising upon alcohol or any other malt liquors when fermenting and used as leaven in creating loaves of bread plus brewing fungus
  • a commercial leavening broker containing fungus cells; always improve the dough for making bread and fermenting alcohol or whiskey
  • Foam increasing upon alcohol, or any other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making loaves of bread and in brewing; yeast.
  • The lap or bosom.

barm meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English beorma "yeast, leaven," also "head of a beer," from Proto-Germanic *bermon- (cognates: Dutch berm, center minimal German barm), from PIE root *bher- (4) "to prepare, bake" (cognates: Latin fermentum "material causing fermentation," Sanskrit bhurati "moves convulsively, quivers," center Irish berbaim "we boil, seethe;" see brew (v.)).


barm meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Foam increasing upon alcohol, or other malt liquors, whenever fermenting, and utilized as leaven for making bread plus brewing; fungus.

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  • (n.) The lap or bosom.