yo·gurt | \ˈyō-gərt \
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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There’s a fresh take on potato skins with brown butter-caper yogurt and smoked paprika aioli, and even a ratatouille (fortunately prepared by humans, not rats) for vegetarians, as well as a lengthy list of craft cocktail (and mocktails). Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pixar Pier debuts Saturday at Disney California park," 22 June 2018 Slice into 10 equal pieces and serve with yogurt and reserved blueberries. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Little blue dynamos,' blueberries pack in flavor and nutrients," 11 June 2018 Cook the remaining parathas similarly and serve hot with plain yogurt and a salad. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Paneer paratha and essential Indian flatbreads," 8 June 2018 Snack on yogurt, smoothies, and oatmeal bowls topped with slow-roasted granola (try the Carlisle honey variety). Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Tables: Superfine Foods heads to Newburyport, a granola cafe opens in Arlington, and Little Dipper is spotted in JP," 12 July 2018 Usually fruit, yogurt, some whole-wheat toast — maybe a juice. Hope Reese, The Cut, "How I Get It Done: Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine," 10 July 2018 In a blender or food processor, combine yogurt, almonds, onions, ginger, chiles, peppercorns, coriander, turmeric and stock. Puree until smooth. 2. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "A Glorious Chicken Korma Anyone Can Pull Off," 5 July 2018 Whisk yogurt, 1 cup cream, and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "The Best No-Cook, Make-Ahead Dessert for the 4th of July," 25 June 2018 This location is open weekdays only and also offers breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast menu includes a base (three eggs, yogurt, oatmeal). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Real Food Eatery opens on Market St.," 14 June 2018

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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 \

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 \

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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