karringmelk, noun

Forms:
Also karnemelk.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch karnemelk.
Buttermilk. Also partial translation of karre-milk.
1921 H.J. Mandelbrote tr. of O.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H. I. 112Such things as omelettes, pancakes, a kerri-kerri prepared with fish, jams and preserves, some fruits like guavas, and ‘Karre-milk’ (buttermilk) were allowed to be given to the patients.
[1958 L.G. Green S. Afr. Beachcomber 116You must have karnemelkwater, a disturbed sea coloured like buttermilk, to catch this fish. Even then half of them break away from the hook.]
1982 L. Sampson in Sunday Times 5 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 29Time sprawls, suspended in a between-train vacuum. A cut grapefruit and a carton of karringmelk are on the table in front of me. Some of the karringmelk has spilt.
Buttermilk. Also partial translation of karre-milk.

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