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 Do note that if the idea of making your own yogurt is part of what's drawing you to purchase an Instant Pot, you'll be disappointed to know that this model doesn't include that setting. Good Housekeeping, "The Best Instant Pot Models of 2020, According to Kitchen Appliance Experts," 8 Sep. 2020 The bear left with a tub of yogurt or dip in its mouth. Erin Rode, USA TODAY, "In CA: One year anniversary of Conception boat fire that killed 34 people," 4 Sep. 2020 Use it to top yogurt, spread on toast, or blend with a smoothie. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "How to Give Your Bruised Fruit the Second Chance It Deserves," 2 Sep. 2020 Meals are centered around very slowly eating whole foods with high alkaline content, like vegetables, fresh fish and sheep’s milk yogurt. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, "Rebel Wilson Hits the Beach in Wetsuit for 'First Ever' Surfing Session," 25 Aug. 2020 The tomatoes and yogurt can be seasoned and dressed up to 3 hours ahead. Ali Slagle, Washington Post, "No two bites are the same in this soft, juicy and crunchy tomato salad," 25 Aug. 2020 And there were items that were pretty much on par with my local prices (beans, some produce, oatmeal, frozen TV dinners, eggs, yogurt, pasta, etc). SELF, "8 Throw-Together Meals From Whole Foods for Under $5," 24 Aug. 2020 In bowl, combine flour and yogurt until dough starts to form. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Three-Ingredient Bagels," 24 Aug. 2020 Dry chia seeds can also be added whole or ground to smoothies and juices, mixed into yogurt and oatmeal, or sprinkled on top of a salad. Christina Chaey, Bon Appétit, "Chia Seeds: Everything You Need to Know About This Powerhouse Superfood," 24 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of yogurt was in 1625

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15 Sep 2020

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“Yogurt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogurt. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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