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1. The liquid, usually either naturally soured or cultured with acid-producing bacteria, that remains after the butterfat has been removed from cream by churning.
2. A sour milk made by culturing usually skim milk with acid-producing bacteria.


(Cookery) the sourish liquid remaining after the butter has been separated from milk, often used for making scones and soda bread


(ˈbʌt ərˌmɪlk)

1. the acidulous liquid remaining after butter has been separated from milk or cream.
2. a similar liquid made by adding a bacterial culture to whole or skim milk.


Originally, the liquid remaining after butter churning. Since butter is no longer mostly made at home, buttermilk is usually bought, and is directly made by the addition of an appropriate bacteria to sweet milk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Buttermilk - residue from making butter from sour raw milkbuttermilk - residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
milk - a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings


[ˈbʌtəmɪlk] Nsuero m de leche, suero m de manteca


[ˈbʌtərmɪlk] nbabeurre m


[ˈbʌtəˌmɪlk] nlatticello
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On the tray was a bottle of herb wine, different kinds of vodka, pickled mushrooms, rye cakes made with buttermilk, honey in the comb, still mead and sparkling mead, apples, nuts (raw and roasted), and nut-and-honey sweets.
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P'raps tha' art a young 'un, after all, an' p'raps tha's got child's blood in thy veins instead of sour buttermilk.
I hadn't had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens -- there ain't nothing in the world so good when it's cooked right -- and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time.
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Out come hot French bread or buttermilk biscuits or breadsticks.
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