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[buht-er-fat] /ˈbʌt ərˌfæt/
butter; milk fat; a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin.
Origin of butterfat
1885-90; butter + fat Unabridged
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  • It's an indulgence that will, one hopes, never be banned despite concerns about butterfat.
  • Due to the small population of the lower butterfat milk samples, comparisons of results by butterfat content is limited.
  • We strive for a high quality milk, rich in butterfat and protein.
  • Blend prices pertain to a specified butterfat content and location within an order area.
  • butterfat testing was also carried out on each milk yield recording day.
British Dictionary definitions for butterfat


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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