Definitions for "butterfat"
Keywords:  milkfat, churned, milk, cream, fat
the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made.
Almost synonymous with milkfat; all of the fat components in milk that are separable by churning. Buttermilk -- The tangy, butter-flecked liquid left over when whole milk has been churned to make butter. Most commercial buttermilk sold in food stores is a cultured form made by adding lactic-acid bacteria to low-fat or nonfat milk.
The fat portion in milk. Butterfat can vary from 3.6 to 6.6 percent of the milk. Sometimes called milk fat.