buttermilk

noun
but·ter·milk | \ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk \

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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Lone Star beer is $2 all day, as is the special red, white and blue dessert of fresh strawberries, blueberries and Chantilly Cream over a buttermilk biscuit ($6). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Happy birthday, America! 35 restaurants celebrating with Fourth of July food, drink deals," 29 June 2018 Use a rubber spatula to stir in the buttermilk until the mixture forms a rough dough. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Irish cooks came to this country knowing how to make brown bread with their eyes closed," 28 June 2018 The food—salad garnished with buttermilk dressing; bacon and potato; catfish sausage with fermented lemon—practically gleamed on the tableware, and tasted both Southern and progressive. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 Steve Henson whipped up the concoction of buttermilk, mayo, sour cream, parsley, onion, garlic, and salt and pepper to feed his crew of hungry workers in the early 50s. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Under chef Erling Wu-Bower, Pacific Standard Time is now," 14 June 2018 Media: GeoBeats Barb, there are two types of buttermilk: traditional and cultured. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "The basics of buttermilk," 12 June 2018 Whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, and melted butter. Lisa Zwirn, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: If you’re craving a big muffin, these mango-cornmeal giants are for you," 11 June 2018 Meat eaters will be just as excited for the thick medallions of pork ($28) with leeks, lentils and fava leaves; and trout ($25) nestled next to Little Gems, avocado and broccoli in a buttermilk dressing. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Perennial makes environmental activism taste good," 25 May 2018 But the warm tuna salad (no celery, just tuna and mayonnaise) is rolled in a tortilla, their buttermilk dressing and a lot of cheese on top. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Taco Casa: 50 years of taco salads and tuna boats," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Kids Definition of buttermilk

: the liquid left after churning butter from milk or cream

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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