buttermilk

noun
but·​ter·​milk | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk How to pronounce buttermilk (audio) \

Definition of buttermilk

1 : the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream
2 : cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk

Examples of buttermilk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Skate gets dusted with potato starch, sauteed till the fish turns gold, and positioned on a tangy pool of buttermilk, bolstered with clam juice and streaked with green nasturtium oil. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 17 Dec. 2019 In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and add the buttermilk. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, "The Complete Guide to Cooking and Eating Venison Offal," 25 Nov. 2019 In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a whisk and then add the buttermilk, milk and butter. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "Chef Jim Smith’s oyster dressing recipe belongs on your Thanksgiving table," 13 Nov. 2019 In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cheese and Pepper Cornbread," 22 Oct. 2019 In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Ben Mims, chicagotribune.com, "A pumpkin spice treat you won’t be embarrassed to love," 21 Oct. 2019 In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Los Angeles Times, "A pumpkin spice treat you won’t be embarrassed to love," 12 Oct. 2019 Incorporating silky soft shades of buttermilk, silver and caramel will help to create a tranquil bedroom sanctuary. . . . . . . . . . Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "This Mattress Brand Has Queen Elizabeth's Approval...Literally," 10 Oct. 2019 Green Goddess Dressing Flaky sea salt Freshly ground black pepper To make the dressing: Combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, basil, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Peach and avocado salad from new cookbook," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Buttermilk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttermilk. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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buttermilk

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English Language Learners Definition of buttermilk

: the liquid that is left after butter has been made from milk or cream

buttermilk

noun
but·​ter·​milk | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk How to pronounce buttermilk (audio) \

Kids Definition of buttermilk

: the liquid left after churning butter from milk or cream

buttermilk

noun
but·​ter·​milk | \ ˈbət-ər-ˌmilk How to pronounce buttermilk (audio) \

Medical Definition of buttermilk

1 : the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream
2 : cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk

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