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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buttermilk

the fluid remaining when the fat is removed by churning cream into butter. It was formerly used as a beverage, but today it is mostly condensed or dried for use in the baking and frozen desserts industry. It has been replaced as a beverage by cultured buttermilk, which is prepared from skim or low-fat milk by fermentation with bacteria that produces lactic acid. The resulting product is thicker than traditional buttermilk but is similar to it in other respects.

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Example sentences
Its light flesh cooks up in about five minutes and makes exquisite buttermilk
  biscuits.
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He drank a dish of cream from time to time, but he believed that whey and
  buttermilk had purgative effects.
Buttermilk is virtually without fat and is deliciously refreshing.
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