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yogurt

or yoghurt, yoghourt

[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.
Origin of yogurt
1615-1625
1615-25; < Turkish yoğurt
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  • In ten hours the yoghourt is made, and it is preserved in a cold place.

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  • This consisted mainly of an excellent tomato stew, chapatties, yoghourt and fruit.

    A Kut Prisoner H. C. W. Bishop
  • Such an organism was found in Bulgarian soured milk (yoghourt), and was considered pre-eminently adapted to this purpose.

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  • This ferment is a portion of the yoghourt of good flavour and is called "Maya" or "Zakvaska."

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  • It is found in the yahourt (yoghourt), which originates in Bulgaria.

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  • A local observer states that in Bulgaria yoghourt is made in nearly every household, especially in the spring and summer.

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  • In common, too, with yoghourt, the prevailing temperature is much higher than is required for keffir and koumiss.

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  • The great resemblance this colony bears to those formed by the granule bacillus from yoghourt will be apparent.

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  • The great reputation that the yoghourt has acquired in Western Europe has caused this "Maya" to become an article of commerce.

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British Dictionary definitions for yoghourt

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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