sour cream

noun
cream soured by the lactic acid produced by a ferment.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism

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sour cream
 
n
Also called: soured cream cream soured by lactic acid bacteria, used in making salads, dips, etc

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Example sentences
Cottage cheese subs for sour cream, making the dip high in protein and low in
  fat.
Serve the chili as is or top it with cheese, sour cream, chopped tomato and
  onion.
Recently, he used dehydrated squash and sour cream powders to match a soup
  entree.
If using sour cream, add it without reducing heat or waiting.
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