What does the word barm mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Pye Henry Chavasse
  3. Mrs. Price's last baking failed for want of good barm. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth