buttermilk








noun

  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.

noun

  1. the sourish liquid remaining after the butter has been separated from milk, often used for making scones and soda bread
n.

1520s, from butter (n.) + milk (n.). Cf. German Buttermilch. It is what remains after the butter has been churned out.

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