Yogurt is a creamy, slightly sour food that many people like to eat for breakfast. Frozen yogurt also makes a delicious dessert — especially with plenty of chocolate sprinkles.

Yogurt is basically fermented milk, made thick and creamy by lactic acid and bacteria — it may not sound very appetizing described that way, but yogurt is a tasty food made even more delectable by the addition of sweeteners and fruit, or in savory dishes by salt and spices. And yogurt is good for you, adding healthy bacteria to your digestive system. The word comes from the Turkish yoǧurt, from a root meaning "condense."

Definitions of yogurt
  1. noun
    a custard-like food made from curdled milk
    synonyms: yoghourt, yoghurt
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    frozen yogurt
    a soft frozen dessert of sweetened flavored yogurt
    blueberry yogurt
    yogurt with sweetened blueberries or blueberry jam
    type of:
    food, solid food
    any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    dairy product
    milk and butter and cheese
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