yo·​gurt | \ ˈyō-gərt How to pronounce yogurt (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yoghurt

Definition of yogurt

: a fermented slightly acid often flavored semisolid food made of milk and milk solids to which cultures of two bacteria (Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus) have been added

Examples of yogurt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a giant anteater slurping up pink yogurt off the deck. National Geographic, "Episode 3: The Hidden Cost of the Perfect Selfie," 29 Oct. 2019 The addition of a small amount of milk, half-and-half or yogurt will keep the eggs tender, as will salt or a little lemon juice. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "America's favorite cookbook is this family's legacy. Here's how the 4th generation revised 'Joy of Cooking.'," 29 Oct. 2019 In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, maple syrup and sour cream (or yogurt). Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Make these pumpkin maple muffins and catch all the fall feelings," 24 Oct. 2019 For example, no one could have imagined that relatively routine efforts to sequence bacterial genomes and to improve yogurt production would lead to development of a revolutionary new gene-editing tool. Dr. Francis S. Collins, Time, "The Director of the NIH Lays Out His Vision of the Future of Medical Science," 24 Oct. 2019 These handy countertop wizards can do many of the tasks done on an actual stove, and man time-consuming tasks like making rice or even yogurt have proven to be a snap with the Instant Pot. Mark Schiffer, USA TODAY, "15 gifts on everyone’s Amazon wish list this year," 23 Oct. 2019 Between rounds of yogurt rice and mango pickle, my grandmother spooned me the gentle, soothing river of a language. Sibani Ram, Teen Vogue, "The Tamil Language Connects Me to My Culture in a Way That Transcends Words," 4 Oct. 2019 People began to be accepting to different types of food, coffees and yogurts. Jeremy Meyer, The Know, "Is Great American Beer Festival still a big deal for the beer world?," 3 Oct. 2019 Some pork products, cheese, butter and yogurt from various European nations will be affected, but a previous threat to include leather products was rescinded, sparing the European luxury goods sector. Adrian Croft, Fortune, "A Whisky Rebellion Is Brewing: European Businesses Protest the Latest Round of U.S. Tariffs," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of yogurt

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yogurt

Turkish yoğurt

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yo·​gurt | \ ˈyō-gərt How to pronounce yogurt (audio) \

Kids Definition of yogurt

: a thick soft food that is made of milk soured by the addition of bacteria and that is often flavored and sweetened


variants: also yoghurt \ ˈyō-​gərt How to pronounce yoghurt (audio) \

Medical Definition of yogurt

: a fermented slightly acid often flavored semisolid food made of milk and milk solids to which cultures of bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus (L. bulgarius) and Streptococcus (S. thermophilus) have been added

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