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sour cream

noun
1.
cream soured by the lactic acid produced by a ferment.
Origin of sour cream
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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  • sour cream churns more easily, and more exhaustively than does sweet cream.

  • “Lemons and lamprey” must have had a roughish seat, atop of pig and sour cream.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Into a blue tub, shaped like a barrel, she had poured some sour cream.

    The Curlytops at Silver Lake Howard Roger Garis
  • Season with salt and cayenne, add one cupful of sour cream, and bake.

  • Three quarts of sour milk and one and one half pounds of fat may be used instead of sour cream.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
British Dictionary definitions for sour cream

sour cream

noun
1.
cream soured by lactic acid bacteria, used in making salads, dips, etc Also called soured cream
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