Part of speech: noun

The froth rising on fermented malt liquors; brewers' yeast.

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Usage examples "barm":

  1. Themselves in deep- dug caverns underground Dwell free and careless; to their hearths they heave Oak- logs and elm- trees whole, and fire them there, There play the night out, and in festive glee With barm and service sour the wine- cup mock. - "The Georgics", Virgil.
  2. Apply to his throat every four hours a warm barm and oatmeal poultice. - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  3. Mrs. Price's last baking failed for want of good barm. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.