buttermilk

noun but·ter·milk \ ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century


BUTTERMILK Defined for English Language Learners

buttermilk

noun

Definition of buttermilk for English Language Learners

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


BUTTERMILK Defined for Kids

buttermilk

noun but·ter·milk \ ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk \

Definition of buttermilk for Students

:the liquid left after churning butter from milk or cream

Medical Dictionary

buttermilk

noun but·ter·milk \ ˈbət-ər-ˌmilk \

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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