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leaven, especially fermented dough retained from one baking and used, rather than fresh yeast, to start the next.
a prospector or pioneer, especially in Alaska or Canada.
any longtime resident, especially in Alaska or Canada.
leavened with sourdough:
sourdough bread.
(dialect) (of bread) made with fermented dough used as a leaven
(in Western US, Canada, and Alaska) an old-time prospector or pioneer


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