sour cream

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of sour cream

: a soured cream product produced by the action of lactobacilli

Examples of sour cream in a Sentence

  1. He put sour cream on his baked potato.

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First Known Use of sour cream

1776

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Definition of sour cream for English Language Learners

  • : a thick cream that has a sour flavor


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