. . . from Gr zume, leaven, and in Sci, denoting '(of, by or with) ferment'. . .
From Eric Partridge of course. I'm an Origins groupie.
The yeast was pitched about 1620 yesterday. At 0500 this morning there was an inch-thick head of foam and the closet reeked with the rich aromas of fermenting wort!
(There's supposed to be a macron over the e in zume but I can't figure out how to do that with Alt-codes.)
a.d. III Non. Nov.
4 days ago