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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barm  \Barm\,  n.  [OE.  berme,  AS  beorma  akin  to  Sw  b["a]rma,  G. 
  b["a]rme,  and  prob.  L.  fermenium  [root]93.] 
  Foam  rising  upon  beer,  or  other  malt  liquors,  when 
  fermenting,  and  used  as  leaven  in  making  bread  and  in 
  brewing;  yeast.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barm  \Barm\,  n.  [OE.  bearm,  berm,  barm,  AS  beorma  akin  to  E. 
  bear  to  support.] 
  The  lap  or  bosom.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barm 
  n  :  a  commercial  leavening  agent  containing  yeast  cells;  used  to 
  raise  the  dough  in  making  bread  and  for  fermenting  beer 
  or  whiskey  [syn:  {yeast}] 




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