Clabber is raw milk that's curdled: it's soured and thickened. It may sound gross, but clabber is edible.

This noun for naturally clotted milk has all but vanished from modern English — perhaps a victim of home refrigerators and supermarket shopping. It's the only English descendant of Irish claba, which means "thick." Clabber is certainly thick, and it's also quite chunky. The milk part — in the form of the Irish word bainne — was present in an earlier form of the term, bonnie-clabber. Clabber often consists of buttermilk, and it has frequently been a breakfast food.

Definitions of clabber

n raw milk that has soured and thickened

Type of:
dairy product
milk and butter and cheese

v turn into curds

clot, curdle
homogenise, homogenize
become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing
homogenise, homogenize
break up the fat globules of
homogenise, homogenize
cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
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Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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