Yogurt definition

yōgərt
A thick, semisolid food made from milk fermented by a bacterium (Lactobacillus bulgaricus): it is often prepared with various flavors.
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A milk-based product thickened by a bacterium-aided curdling process, and sometimes mixed with fruit or other flavoring.
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Any similar product based on other substances (e.g. soy yogurt).
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Yogurt is defined as a semisolid food made from milk fermented with bacteria.

An example of yogurt is the food inside a small cup sent in a child's lunchbox.

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A custardlike food with a tart flavor, prepared from milk curdled by bacteria, especially Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, and often sweetened or flavored.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yogurt
Plural:
yogurts

Origin of yogurt

  • Turkish yoğart, yoğurt from yoğur to knead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish یوغورت (yōghurt, yoğurt) (Turkish yoğurt )

    From Wiktionary