Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fat which enters the composition of butter: essentially a mixture of 68 per cent. of palmitin and 30 per cent of olein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the fatty components of butter

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made

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Examples

  • Softened butter blends easily with sugar, creating a light and fluffy mixture where the sugar is suspended in butterfat.

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  • Softened butter blends easily with sugar, creating a light and fluffy mixture where the sugar is suspended in butterfat.

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  • It was gorgeous, and traveled beautifully, probably as a result of the nearly unfathomable extent of the butterfat which is its primary reason for being.

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  • It was gorgeous, and traveled beautifully, probably as a result of the nearly unfathomable extent of the butterfat which is its primary reason for being.

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  • It was gorgeous, and traveled beautifully, probably as a result of the nearly unfathomable extent of the butterfat which is its primary reason for being.

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  • Enforcing morality through taxation is not a new idea, and it's expected to grow as New York's cash-hungry government imposes levies on other harmful substances such as butterfat, sugar, and the New York Times.

    A Twist of Word and Mind

  • Enforcing morality through taxation is not a new idea, and it's expected to grow as New York's cash-hungry government imposes levies on other harmful substances such as butterfat, sugar, and the New York Times.

    A Twist of Word and Mind

  • Enforcing morality through taxation is not a new idea, and it's expected to grow as New York's cash-hungry government imposes levies on other harmful substances such as butterfat, sugar, and the New York Times.

    A Twist of Word and Mind

  • Per the gelato discussion in the comments, the distinquishing factor is less butterfat for gelato.

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  • Milk chocolate, on the other hand, contains added butterfat which can raise blood cholesterol levels.

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