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 The yogurt shop has come out of this looking decidedly better than Lovato, who has apologized. Los Angeles Times, "Demi Lovato-Bigg Chill feud gives us an excuse to celebrate L.A.’s punniest fro-yo shops," 27 Apr. 2021 So, what exactly led to a social media war between Demi Lovato and a local yogurt shop? Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Everything To Know About Demi Lovato’s Surprising Feud With A Fro-Yo Shop," 20 Apr. 2021 This newer Duo acts as multiple appliances with its 3-quart body, including a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and food warmer. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 7 Apr. 2021 Serve mujaddara hot, warm, or at room temperature, with a dollop of plain yogurt. BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: A weeknight meal that makes the most of classic Middle Eastern ingredients," 7 Apr. 2021 Has all the features of the Duo60 in a compact size. Replaces up to 7 appliances: combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1 to save you space, including pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and warmer. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Get Amazon’s #1 best-selling Instant Pot with 126,000 5-star ratings for just $60," 23 Mar. 2021 That same quantity of low-fat Greek yogurt has a little more than 100 calories. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Dates add texture and moisture to boxed-mix brownies while also cutting calories," 20 Mar. 2021 The Instant Pot is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker, and more. Wired Staff, Wired, "13 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Home, and Audio Gear," 7 Nov. 2020 In addition to oat milk, the company makes products such as ice cream, yogurt and spreads. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "Oprah-Backed Oatly Files for IPO," 19 Apr. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Yogurt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogurt. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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 yogurt (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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