butterfat

[ buht-er-fat ]
/ ˈbʌt ərˌfæt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. butterbur,
  2. buttercream,
  3. buttercup,
  4. buttercup family,
  5. buttercup squash,
  6. butterfat cheque,
  7. butterfield,
  8. butterfingers,
  9. butterfish,
  10. butterflies

Origin of butterfat

First recorded in 1885–90; butter + fat

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British Dictionary definitions for butterfat

butterfat

/ (ˈbʌtəˌfæt) /

noun

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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