Definition of buttermilk in English:


Syllabification: but·ter·milk
Pronunciation: /ˈbətərˌmilk


  • 1The slightly sour liquid left after butter has been churned, used in baking or consumed as a drink.
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    • I'm no pastry chef, but I tweaked and tasted, from all-purpose to cake flour, buttermilk to sour cream, baking powder to soda, recipe to recipe.
    • Ingredients that are suitable for supplying acidity to marinades: wine, vinegar, soy sauce, citrus juice, buttermilk, or yogurt.
    • Strains are available for a range of desired properties; for instance, there are designated classes of cultures for use in cheese starter cultures, yogurt, milk, buttermilk and sour cream.
  • 1.1A pale yellow color (used especially to describe paint or wallpaper): [as modifier]: buttermilk paintwork
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    • Her mother and father walked in from different doors on either side of their buttermilk yellow kitchen.
    • Not at all; paprika and buttermilk are the two gorgeous colours used to give the Clubhouse at Oldgrange a makeover recently!
    • The kitchen units are painted a pleasing buttermilk colour, with an almost amber rich wooden work surface.

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