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 Swing by this eclectic bistro for brunch or lunch, for highlights including gravy-smothered buttermilk biscuits, $5 mimosas, stacked burgers, soups, salads, and shrimp tossed and sautéed in numerous ways. Adrianne Reece, Chron, 12 May 2022 The cafe serves items like huevos rancheros, chipotle-poached huevos with buttermilk biscuits, breakfast tacos and burritos, churros, classic French toast and the extremely popular tres leches pancakes. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2022 Breakfast skillet; Banana Foster French toast; cage-free omelet and buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy. cleveland, 9 Apr. 2022 Go for the brisket, pulled pork, meaty pintos and vinegary slaw — and also throw in a side of buttermilk biscuits, which rewarm nicely for breakfast the next day. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile, to make the dip, in a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, cilantro, chives, garlic, lime juice and taco seasoning. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2022 Brush the biscuits with buttermilk and arrange them on the rhubarb, leaving space between them. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Apr. 2021 Recipes vary widely between Ireland and the U.S., but traditional soda bread contains soft wheat flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 15 Apr. 2022 On Easter, the restaurant will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch highlights include French toast, crab cakes, and eggs topped with lobster bisque as well as Hazel's pancake offerings of buttermilk, blueberry or chocolate, and banana. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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


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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