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3 definitions found
 for Barm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barm \Barm\ (b[aum]rm), n. [OE. berme, AS. beorma; akin to Sw.
     b[aum]rma, G. b[aum]rme, and prob. L. fermentum. [root]93.]
     Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when
     fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in
     brewing; yeast. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barm \Barm\, n. [OE. bearm, berm, barm, AS. bearm; akin to E.
     bear to support.]
     The lap or bosom. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barm
      n 1: a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used
           to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer
           or whiskey [syn: yeast, barm]

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