butter milk

buttermilk

[buht-er-milk]
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.

Origin:
1520–30; butter + milk

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

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buttermilk
1520s, from butter + milk. Deceptively named, it is what remains after the butter has been churned out.
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