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a. Sour fermented dough used as leaven in making bread.
b. Bread made from such a leaven.
2. An early settler or prospector, especially in Alaska and northwest Canada.

[Sense 2, from an association with using pieces of sourdough to leaven bread in the winter.]


(Cookery) dialect (of bread) made with fermented dough used as a leaven
(Mining & Quarrying) (in Western US, Canada, and Alaska) an old-time prospector or pioneer


(ˈsaʊərˌdoʊ, ˈsaʊ ər-)

1. fermented dough, used as a leavening agent from one baking to the next.
2. a veteran prospector in Alaska or NW Canada.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sourdough - a leaven of dough in which fermentation is activesourdough - a leaven of dough in which fermentation is active; used by pioneers for making bread
leaven, leavening - a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
2.sourdough - a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
western United States, West - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
prospector - someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country


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Genuine sourdoughs (pioneers) they were, tough and hard-bitten, who had been buried so deeply inside the Circle that they did not know there was a Klondike Strike.
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Voluminous, garlanded with carefully spun ribbons of cucumber and sitting on a bed of homemade celeriac slaw and toasted sourdough from the cafe's friends at Bakehouse & Co, it was finished with pink pickled onions and a wedge of lemon.
Strawberry gazpacho INGREDIENTS SERVES 6 300g vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped 700g ripe strawberries 1 roasted red pepper, sliced 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 75ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Olive oil, for frying 2 slices sourdough, diced Basil leaves and edible flowers, to garnish To serve: Cold sherry, preferably amontillado or palo cortado DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil, sourdough and garnishes and leave to infuse overnight.
Sourdough starters bring bread to life through wild yeast fermentation, and give loaves a unique sour flavor.
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