chiefly US
noun milk that has clotted on souring.
verb curdle or cause to curdle.
C19: from Ir. bainne clabair, denoting thick milk for churning.

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  • Clabber — Clab ber, v. i. To become clabber; to lopper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clabber — Clab ber, n. [See {Bonnyclabber}] Milk curdled so as to become thick. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clabber — 1824, from Ir. and Gael. clabar mud. Often short for BONNYCLABBER (Cf. bonnyclabber) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clabber — [klab′ər] Dial. n. [Ir clabar < claba, thick] thickly curdled sour milk; bonnyclabber vi., vt. to curdle …   English World dictionary

  • Clabber — For other uses, see Clabber (disambiguation). Clabber Origin United States …   Wikipedia

  • clabber — /klab euhr/, South Midland and Southern U.S. n. 1. milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk. v.i. 2. (of milk) to curdle; to become thick in souring. Also, clobber. [1625 35; < Ir clabar short for bainne clabair BONNYCLABBER] Regional… …   Universalium

  • clabber — noun Etymology: short for bonnyclabber Date: 1634 chiefly dialect sour milk that has thickened or curdled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clabber — 1. noun /ˈklæb.ə(r)/ a) sour or curdled milk b) wet clay or mud 2. verb /ˈklæb.ə(r)/ to …   Wiktionary

  • clabber — Synonyms and related words: Devonshire cream, albumen, batter, beat up, blood clot, bonnyclabber, butter, cake, casein, churn, clot, clotted cream, clump, cluster, coagulate, coagulum, colloid, colloidize, concrete, congeal, cornstarch,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clabber — v. make sour (of milk) …   English contemporary dictionary

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