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

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On Sundays, the Red Mill will have a European-style brunch — a buffet of items such as breads, cheeses, cured meats, boiled eggs, pastries, granola and yogurt. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Red Mill restaurant in Brookfield will reopen with new owners, and a return to jazz," 30 Aug. 2019 Smoothies, yogurt bowls and a variety of toasts topped with everything from avocado to almond butter makes for a healthy morning start. Trisha Boyer, USA TODAY, "The SoCal beach towns you shouldn't miss between Los Angeles and San Diego," 27 Aug. 2019 Before heading out to explore, stop in the kitchen for breakfast: crisp apples from the fruit bowl; eggs, salami, and natural yogurt from the cold drawer (though save room for a sticky cinnamon bun from Ole & Steen bakery, down the road). Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "These 6 European Apartments Are Basically Private Design Hotels," 23 Aug. 2019 My version is based on a yogurt dressing reminiscent of a tandoori marinade. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to upgrade your sandwich with clever twists on 5 classics," 22 Aug. 2019 Must Try: The Classic döner kebab, which can be customized with chicken, beef, lamb or a mixture of meats with vegetable toppings, tzatziki, yogurt herb or house sauce and finished with fries and a drink. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "5 food trucks not to miss at this weekend's Food Truck Mash-Up event," 20 Aug. 2019 Sheikha Wafa made two for us: one with za’atar, the spice mixture built around dried wild thyme and revived in olive oil, and another with kashk, dried yogurt mixed with tomato and sesame. Los Angeles Times, "A food critic feeds his love for Lebanese cuisine at the source," 17 Aug. 2019 The braised lamb wrap ($14), with cabbage and yogurt on housemade, whole-wheat flatbread, has emerged as an early favorite. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Chez Panisse alumni open casual lunch counter in Berkeley," 16 Aug. 2019 Once ingredients are combined, enjoy yogurt immediately, topped with remaining walnuts. Callie Blount, al, "How to make homemade peach frozen yogurt," 15 Aug. 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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