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yogurt

or yo·ghurt, yo·ghourt

[yoh-gert]
noun
  1. a prepared food having the consistency of custard, made from milk curdled by the action of cultures, sometimes sweetened or flavored.
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Origin of yogurt

First recorded in 1615–25, yogurt is from the Turkish word yoğurt
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Examples from the Web for yoghourt

Historical Examples of yoghourt

  • In ten hours the yoghourt is made, and it is preserved in a cold place.

    The Bacillus of Long Life

    Loudon Douglas

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

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

    A Kut Prisoner

    H. C. W. Bishop

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

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


British Dictionary definitions for yoghourt

yogurt

yoghurt

noun
  1. a thick custard-like food prepared from milk that has been curdled by bacteria, often sweetened and flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc
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Word Origin for yogurt

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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