butterfat
noun Date: 1889 the natural fat of milk and chief constituent of butter consisting essentially of a mixture of glycerides (as those derived from butyric, capric, caproic, and caprylic acids)

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  • Butterfat — or milkfat is the fatty portion of milk. Milk and cream are often sold according to the amount of butterfat they contain. Contents 1 Composition 2 U.S. Standards 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • butterfat — utterfat n. the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfat — ► NOUN ▪ the natural fat contained in milk and dairy products …   English terms dictionary

  • butterfat — [but′ərfat΄] n. the fatty part of milk, from which butter is made: it consists mainly of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, palmitic, and butyric acids …   English World dictionary

  • butterfat — /but euhr fat /, n. butter; milk fat; a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin. [1885 90; BUTTER + FAT] * * * ▪ food also called  Milk Fat,         natural fatty constituent of cows milk and the chief component of butter.… …   Universalium

  • butterfat — noun the fatty components of butter …   Wiktionary

  • butterfat — but·ter·fat .fat n the natural fat of milk and chief constituent of butter consisting essentially of a mixture of glycerides (as butyrin, olein, and palmitin) * * * but·ter·fat (butґər fat″) the fat content of milk and the major… …   Medical dictionary

  • butterfat — but|ter|fat [ˈbʌtəfæt US ər ] n [U] the natural fat in milk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • butterfat — but|ter|fat [ bʌtər,fæt ] noun uncount the fat in milk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • butterfat — n. fat from milk; butter …   English contemporary dictionary

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