[ buht-er-fat ]
/ ˈbʌt ərˌfæt /


butter; milk fat; a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin.


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Origin of butterfat

First recorded in 1885–90; butter + fat
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British Dictionary definitions for butterfat

/ (ˈbʌtəˌfæt) /


the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin
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