noun. a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey.
- brewer's yeast
- yeast cake
- male parent
- bearm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Sentences with barm
1. Noun, singular or mass
You might see such a starter referred to in a recipe as "pre-ferment," "barm," "sponge," "biga" or "poolish."