buttermilk

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From Middle English butter-melke, equivalent to butter +‎ milk. Compare German Low German Bottermelk (buttermilk), German Buttermilch (buttermilk).

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buttermilk (countable and uncountable, plural buttermilks)

  1. The liquid left over after producing butter from full cream milk by the churning process, also called traditional buttermilk.
  2. Cultured buttermilk, a fermented dairy product produced from cow's milk, with a characteristically sour taste.

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