Meaning of zymurgy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈzʌɪˌməːdʒi/


mass noun
  • The study or practice of fermentation in brewing, winemaking, or distilling.

    • ‘The process of brewing coffee, I discovered, was a good way to relate the brewing process to people who do not understand zymurgy, the technical term for making beer.’


Mid 19th century from Greek zumē ‘leaven’, on the pattern of metallurgy.