sourdough

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noun sour·dough \ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌdō, sense 1 is also -ˈdō\

Definition of sourdough

  1. 1 :  a leaven consisting of dough in which fermentation is active

  2. 2 [from the use of sourdough for making bread in prospectors' camps] :  a veteran inhabitant and especially an old-time prospector of Alaska or northwestern Canada

14th Century

First Known Use of sourdough

14th century


SOURDOUGH Defined for English Language Learners

sourdough

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noun sour·dough \ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌdō, sense 1 is also -ˈdō\

Definition of sourdough for English Language Learners

  • : a type of dough that is allowed to ferment before it is baked and that has a slightly sour taste

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