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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Fold mango into Greek yogurt, then divide between two 8-oz glasses or jars. Anna Helm Baxter, Woman's Day, "Mango and Nut Dream," 16 Aug. 2018 Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya took a defunct Upstate New York factory and a style of yogurt foreign to most Americans and transformed them in just a decade into a grocery industry empire with annual sales north of $1.5 billion. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya and Square CFO Sarah Friar are coming to Code Commerce," 16 Aug. 2018 What to do: Try eating more protein-rich snacks like Greek yogurt or almonds, and consult your doctor. Tina Ferraro, Teen Vogue, "Period Blood Color Guide: What Colored Blood Means For Your Health," 9 Aug. 2018 In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mustard, vinegar, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "Waldorf Salad," 25 Oct. 2018 Each room of the hotel has large French windows opening on to the cobblestone streets of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood, the Alfama, below, as well as a modern kitchen stocked with breakfast items like yogurt, fruit, and granola. Cara Sanders, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Lisbon from the Duo Behind the City’s Coolest Boutique Hotel," 8 Sep. 2018 Reserve pulp and use to top yogurt, stir into oatmeal or add to smoothies. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Distill their hearts: Why craft liquor and weddings are the hottest new pairing | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Menchie’s also offers gluten-free and vegan yogurt. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: German hotdog eatery Wienerschnitzel plans first Houston area restaurant in New Caney," 6 July 2018 On the one hand, the chicken nalu bowl ($8) is downright virtuous, a mix of rice and chicken in tahini-yogurt dressing, with onion, red bell pepper and carrot, plus fried chickpeas, a crunchy highlight. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 July 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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