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yogurt

[yoh-gert] /ˈyoʊ gərt/
noun
1.
a prepared food having the consistency of custard, made from milk curdled by the action of cultures, sometimes sweetened or flavored.
Also, yoghurt, yoghourt.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Turkish yoğurt
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yogurt

/ˈjəʊɡət; ˈjɒɡ-/
noun
1.
a thick custard-like food prepared from milk that has been curdled by bacteria, often sweetened and flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish yoğurt
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Word Origin and History for yoghourt

yogurt

n.

1620s, a mispronunciation of Turkish yogurt, in which the -g- is a "soft" sound, in many dialects closer to an English "w." The root yog means roughly "to condense" and is related to yogun "intense," yogush "liquify" (of water vapor), yogur "knead."

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