One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Milk that has naturally clotted on souring.
- ‘Southerners preferred corn dodgers or pone and pork and clabber rather than Yankee beef.’
Curdle or cause to curdle.
bad, gone bad, off, gone off, turned, curdled, fermented, rancidView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century: shortening of bonny clabber.
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