Definition of clabber in English:

clabber

noun

US
  • [mass noun] Milk that has naturally clotted on souring.

    • ‘Southerners preferred corn dodgers or pone and pork and clabber rather than Yankee beef.’

verb

US
  • Curdle or cause to curdle.

    [with object] ‘she needed rainwater to clabber the milk’
    [no object] ‘it had to be left to clabber before it could be churned’
    • ‘My mother made cottage cheese from the sour (clabbered) milk.’
    • ‘At the Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, specialties such as fromage blanc (tangy, soft, and spreadable) and fresh clabbered cottage cheese are made from organic milk.’
    • ‘Silky smoked salmon is garnished with clabbered cream, shaved fennel, caperberries, microgreens, and a stack of warm, ethereal buckwheat blinis.’
    turned, curdled, fermented, rancid
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Origin

Early 19th century: shortening of bonny clabber.

Pronunciation:

clabber

/ˈklabə/