buttermilk
noun Date: 15th century 1. the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream 2. cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk

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  • Buttermilk — But ter*milk , n. The milk that remains after the butter is separated from the cream. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttermilk — 1520s, from BUTTER (Cf. butter) + MILK (Cf. milk). Deceptively named, it is what remains after the butter has been churned out …   Etymology dictionary

  • buttermilk — ► NOUN ▪ the slightly sour liquid left after butter has been churned …   English terms dictionary

  • buttermilk — [but′ərmilk΄] n. 1. the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk 2. a commercially prepared milk drink made by adding bacteria to sweet skim milk …   English World dictionary

  • Buttermilk — For other uses, see Buttermilk (disambiguation) Buttermilk (right) compared to fresh milk (left). Notice the thickness from the trails left behind on the glass. Buttermilk, low fat …   Wikipedia

  • buttermilk — /but euhr milk /, n. 1. the more or less acidulous liquid remaining after butter has been separated from milk or cream. 2. a similar liquid made from whole or skim milk with the addition of a bacterial culture. [1520 30; BUTTER + MILK] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • buttermilk — noun a) The liquid left over after producing butter from full cream milk by the churning process, also called traditional buttermilk. b) Cultured buttermilk, a fermented dairy product produced from cows milk, with a characteristically sour taste …   Wiktionary

  • buttermilk — [[t]bʌ̱tə(r)mɪlk[/t]] N UNCOUNT Buttermilk is the liquid that remains when fat has been removed from cream when butter is being made. You can drink buttermilk or use it in cooking …   English dictionary

  • buttermilk — pasukos statusas Aprobuotas sritis pieno produktai apibrėžtis Šalutinis sviesto gamybos produktas, gaunamas gaminant sviestą iš grietinėlės, tiekiamas vartotojams natūralus arba raugintas. Gali būti su priedais. atitikmenys: angl. buttermilk vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • buttermilk — Trucker slang for Any beer as in When I get home I m gonna get me some buttermilk …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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