cream

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1cream

noun, often attributive \ˈkrēm\

: the thick part of milk that rises to the top : the part of milk that contains fat

: a food that is made with cream

: a very thick liquid or soft substance that is rubbed into the skin to make it softer or is used as a medicine for the skin

Full Definition of CREAM

1
:  the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat
2
a :  a food prepared with cream
b :  something having the consistency of cream; especially :  a usually emulsified medicinal or cosmetic preparation
3
:  the choicest part :  best <the cream of the crop>
4
:  creamer 1
5
a :  a pale yellow
b :  a cream-colored animal

Examples of CREAM

  1. Would you like some cream in your coffee?
  2. hot chocolate with whipped cream
  3. a chocolate candy with a vanilla cream center
  4. The doctor prescribed a new cream for the rash.
  5. a cabinet full of special creams and pills

Origin of CREAM

Middle English creime, creme, from Anglo-French creme, cresme, from Late Latin cramum, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cramen scab, crust
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2cream

verb

: to stir or mix (ingredients) until they are soft and smooth

: to defeat (a person or team) easily and completely

: to hit (someone) very hard

Full Definition of CREAM

intransitive verb
1
:  to form cream or a surface layer like the cream on standing milk
2
:  to break into or cause something to break into a creamy froth; also :  to move like froth
transitive verb
1
a :  skim 1c
b :  to remove (something choice) from an aggregate <she has creamed off her favorite stories from her earlier books — Times Literary Supplement>
2
:  to furnish, prepare, or treat with cream; also :  to dress with a cream sauce
3
a :  to beat into a creamy froth
b :  to work or blend to the consistency of cream <cream butter and sugar together>
c :  to cause to form a surface layer of or like cream
4
a :  to defeat decisively <was creamed in the first round>
b :  wreck <creamed the car on the turnpike>
c :  to hit with force :  smash <the quarterback got creamed by the pass rush>

Examples of CREAM

  1. Cream the butter and sugar, and then add the eggs.
  2. <the head-on collision creamed the brand-new car in an instant>

First Known Use of CREAM

1596

Related to CREAM

cream

noun \ˈkrēm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CREAM

1
: the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat
2
: something having the consistency of cream; especially : a usually emulsified medicinal or cosmetic preparation
creamy \ˈkrē-mē\ adjective

cream

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Yellowish part of milk, rich in butterfat, that rises to the surface naturally if milk is allowed to stand. In the dairy industry, cream is separated mechanically. Cream is graded by percentage of fat content. In the U.S., half-and-half, a mixture of milk and cream, contains 10.5–18% butterfat; light cream, commonly served with coffee, contains no less than 18%; and medium and heavy creams (the latter including whipping cream) contain about 30% and 36% respectively. Commercial sour cream, about 18–20% butterfat, is inoculated with lactic-acid-producing bacteria. See also ice cream.

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