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 From Californian poppy orange and Granny Smith green to flame red rust, even the more muted colors — think buttermilk yellow and gentle olive — make an impact. Georgia Murray, refinery29.com, "How Rejina Pyo Changed Things Up," 5 Feb. 2021 Place wings in a nonreactive bowl or a sealable plastic bag, add the buttermilk and toss to coat. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Thai Peanut Wings," 25 Jan. 2021 The creamy buttermilk adds a bit a tangy note and richness, and the egg helps breading stick to the meat. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "How to make the best chicken-fried steak at home," 2 Feb. 2021 In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, stir the corn flour and cornmeal with the buttermilk until there are no dry pockets remaining. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, "Cornbread provides Southern comfort during Northern winters," 20 Jan. 2021 Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup buttermilk with the remaining two eggs in a medium bowl. Jonathan Miles, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Venison Bobotie," 4 Jan. 2021 Several of Arefi’s recipes also call for yogurt, which adds a buttermilk-like tang and lots of moisture, meaning the cakes can hang out on the counter or in the refrigerator for several days. Washington Post, "One-bowl snacking cakes are everything exhausted bakers need now," 15 Dec. 2020 The menu was mostly the same list of omelets, buttermilk pancakes, hot turkey sandwiches and burgers that Ross and Thomas’ parents had served. Los Angeles Times, "What does it mean to be a neighborhood restaurant in a pandemic? How four are surviving," 9 Dec. 2020 The tang of the buttermilk sauce balances the sweetness of the cake. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Holiday baking with Willa Jean chef Kelly Fields starts with recipes from grandma's kitchen," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Buttermilk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttermilk. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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buttermilk

noun

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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