Barm (?), n. [OE. berme, AS. beorma; akin to Sw. barma, G. barme, and prob. L. fermenium. 93.]

Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast.

Shak.

 

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Barm, n. [OE. bearm, berm, barm, AS. beorma; akin to E. bear to support.]

The lap or bosom.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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