• WordNet 3.6
    • n buttermilk residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Buttermilk does not contain any butter, but is a cultured milk product which is usually made from fat free milk
    • n Buttermilk The milk that remains after the butter is separated from the cream.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
    • n buttermilk The liquid that remains after the butter is separated from milk. It has a pleasant acidulous taste. Also called churn-milk.
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In literature:

Is your ain father served with larger potatoes or creamier buttermilk?
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
Buttermilk is excellent, and so is postum, but the postum should be taken without sugar and used with hot skimmed milk, not cream.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
That buttermilk you was raised on back there in Missoury has soured you some.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Besides that, they had bread, butter, fish, a beer cask, and a buttermilk jar; what more did they require?
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Us have plenty to eat, sich as: peas, 'tatoes, corn bread, 'lasses, buttermilk, turnips, collards and fat meat.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Maybe you would like a drink of cold water, or perhaps you would like some fresh buttermilk.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
Serve with new butter and fresh buttermilk.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
A few minutes after that you take him a pail of rich buttermilk, then a large pail of fresh ripe figs, and two dozen ears of sweet corn.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
So she took him with her when she went for a jug of buttermilk for the guests.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
Overhead the sky was white and blue like buttermilk.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
BUTTERMILK, if made of sweet cream, is a delicious and very wholesome article of food.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Here is buttermilk the priest's housekeeper has sent you.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Is your ain father served with larger potatoes or creamier buttermilk?
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
She wants some more buttermilk.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Why Buttermilk bay: and t'other horn to leward is Cape Sugarcandy.
"Walladmor:" by Thomas De Quincey
Say, if it hadn't been for them buttermilk eyes, you never could have made me believe it was him.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Y'r as white as buttermilk.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
They assured us that the brandy was merely distilled from buttermilk.
"The Bacillus of Long Life" by Loudon Douglas
It is not transmitted by sour milk or by buttermilk.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Buttermilk and rebels sometimes grow near together.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy

In poetry:

I'd fly along the Milky Way
Feelin' fine and chipper,
An' then I'd drink some buttermilk
Fresh from out the Dipper.
"If I Could Fly" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Then my friend was a hero, and then
My girl was an angel. In fine,
I drank buttermilk; for at ten
Faith asks less to aid her than when
At thirty we doubt over wine.
"Twenty Years" by Francis Bret Harte
I FASTED for some forty days on bread and buttermilk,
For passing round the bottle with girls in rags or silk,
In country shawl or Paris cloak, had put my wits astray,
And what's the good of women, for all that they can say
Is fol de rol de rolly O.
"The Pilgrim" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Soak the trout filets in buttermilk and then dredge in the flour mixture to coat well on both sides.
1 quart plain low-fat yogurt or buttermilk.
Buttermilk biscuit mix 8 pkgs.
Make your own diner-style powdered buttermilk doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut Day.
10 frozen buttermilk biscuits, partially thawed, cut in half, and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.
Make them with your own butter and buttermilk.
Handmade mustard butter and buttermilk mashed potatoes.
After culturing heavy cream, you run it through a food processor for several minutes until it separates into the solid fat (the butter) and the liquid (the buttermilk).
ROCK — Bobby Eugene Lusk, age 77, of Buttermilk Junction Road, Rock, W.Va. Died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
The acid in the buttermilk helpsto tenderize the meat in these Buttermilk-soaked Pork Tenderloin Cutlet Sandwiches.
When you eat 75 different types of fried chicken in one sitting, there are things that you expect to encounter, like buttermilk baths, cornflake crusts, fried-food fatigue and First-World guilt.
ASPEN — Aspen Skiing Co. Officials are asking hikers to be respectful after parties of more than 100 people were reported at the top of Buttermilk Mountain during nights with full moons last winter.
Baked Buttermilk Nutella Ganache Doughnuts.
In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, olive oil and coffee.
Locals hankering for The Cottage's eggs Benedict or buttermilk pancakes have about a month to enjoy their favorite dishes.