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

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The chain recently introduced its Southern Fried Chicken Picnic Box, which is designed to serve a family of four and includes 12 pieces of the Southern Fried Chicken, a choice of two country sides and buttermilk biscuits for $33.99. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "July deals: How and where to get free food – from chicken to ice cream – plus discounts," 1 July 2019 All restaurants will be open under normal hours, which is 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The chain is introducing the Southern fried chicken picnic box in honor of the holiday that includes fried chicken, two country sides, and buttermilk biscuits. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "These Are the Restaurants Open on Memorial Day in 2019," 16 May 2019 Meanwhile, make slaw: In large bowl, whisk together sour cream, vinegar, poppy seeds, remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk, pinch cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crispy Hot-Honey Chicken Sliders," 26 Nov. 2018 Know Brainer’s portable, single-serve packets of creamers contain butter, buttermilk and coconut oil that add 200 calories and up to 21 grams of fat to your cup of joe. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "This Coffee Is Nice But It Needs More Butter," 26 Nov. 2018 Make the biscuits: Stir buttermilk into flour mixture until just combined. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Ham Biscuit Sandwiches With Apricot Mustard," 18 Mar. 2019 Nearby in the Seaport, Tuscan Kitchen (64 Seaport Blvd. at Fan Pier Boulevard) launches brunch service this weekend with ricotta and buttermilk pancakes, frittatas, eggs Benedict, and pizzas, enhanced by a DIY Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Tables: Some big closings in Southie, and welcoming The Wellington," 7 June 2018 In this case, the tofu and buttermilk combined for a chalky texture and the raw ribbons of rhubarb became more like dental floss with each chew. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Perennial makes environmental activism taste good," 25 May 2018 In a bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, mustard, poppy seeds, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper; stir in shallot. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Barley Salad with Strawberries and Buttermilk Dressing," 29 Apr. 2019

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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 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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