sour cream


: a soured cream product produced by the action of lactobacilli

Examples of sour cream in a Sentence

He put sour cream on his baked potato.
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Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sour cream was in 1776

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“Sour cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sour cream

: a thick cream soured by the addition of a special kind of bacterium and used especially in cooking

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