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English translation: Tea fungus

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15:04 Feb 20, 2000
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Russian term or phrase: chainiy grib
Please help!

Can anyone provide an official Latin name and a lay English name for the so-called "chainiy grib" popular in Russia, China and Japan - I'm translating a Russian book on folk medicine.

THANKS FOR YOU HELP!!!
Tatiana Neroni
English translation:Tea fungus
Explanation:
Literally - Tea fungus. Actually, a layer of microorganisms formed in time on top of weak, sweet tea, making the liquid somewhat sour. Is used as a laxative.
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Michael Moskowitz
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Summary of answers provided
nacombucha mushroomElena Solovieva
natea mushroom
Vadim Khazin
naTea fungus
ttagir
nakefir starter
IRINA KNIZHNIK
naTea fungus
Michael Moskowitz


  

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1 hr
Tea fungus


Explanation:
Literally - Tea fungus. Actually, a layer of microorganisms formed in time on top of weak, sweet tea, making the liquid somewhat sour. Is used as a laxative.

Michael Moskowitz
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3 hrs
kefir starter


Explanation:
This stuff is now available in health food stores here on the East coast. It's white lumpy substance, kept in water until immersed in milk.

IRINA KNIZHNIK
Local time: 23:12
Native speaker of: Russian
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12 hrs
Tea fungus


Explanation:
A kind of selfmade fashion drink which in waves "attact" population. It is usually planted in wide glass bottle iwth poured water with weak tea and bit of sugar.

Eg, between the last modifications of propagation of this water plant one can see "Grib Lyubvi" (you must plant this fungus and sepqrate daughter layer and then give to other person if you need to be loved).

To the real medicine it has almost no relation (except for water and sugar:))!


ttagir
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15 hrs
tea mushroom


Explanation:
see Russian-English Agricultural Dictionary, 1997

Vadim Khazin
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
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20 hrs
combucha mushroom


Explanation:
This is what it is called in the US. This is exactly the stuff used in Russia. Sold in health stores.

Elena Solovieva
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