sour cream


: a soured cream product produced by the action of lactobacilli

Example Sentences

He put sour cream on his baked potato.
Recent Examples on the Web Made with the restaurant's Nacho Fries, which returned to the menu last month, the dish also includes beef, black beans, diced tomatoes, warm nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, creamy chipotle sauce, and guacamole. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2022 The vegan burrito or al pastor Tijuana-style burrito with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and hot salsa. Bon Appétit, 15 Nov. 2022 Step 6In large bowl, whisk together remaining eggs, milk, sour cream, nutmeg, cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; fold in onions and cheese. Joy Cho, Good Housekeeping, 12 Nov. 2022 Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, lime zest, and lime juice in a medium bowl; stir in 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Janet Mccracken, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2022 Mix mashed potatoes with cream cheese and the usual loaded potato toppings (bacon, cheese, sour cream, and green onions), then bake until nice and bubbly. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2022 Chicken quesadilla with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 13 Oct. 2022 In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and black pepper. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 7 Oct. 2022 Add the pesto, eggs, sour cream, garlic and pepper. Ethel G. Hofman, Sun Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Sour cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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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