Definition of butterfat
: the natural fat of milk and chief constituent of butter consisting essentially of a mixture of glycerides (such as those derived from butyric, capric, caproic, and caprylic acids)
Recent Examples of butterfat from the Web
Meanwhile, growing demand for butter and cream has resulted in excess supplies of skim milk that are left over when butterfat is removed.
What Gifford’s used to be was one of the Washington area’s favorite purveyors of high-butterfat ice cream, with locations from Bethesda to Vienna.
Some packages include information about butterfat content on the label, some do not.
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First Known Use of butterfat
BUTTERFAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of butterfat for English Language Learners
: the natural fat of milk from which butter is made
BUTTERFAT Defined for Kids
Definition of butterfat for Students
: the natural fat of milk that is the chief ingredient of butter
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