Cream is defined as the oily, yellowish part of milk, or something made from this substance.(noun)
The definition of cream is containing, made of or resembling the color of the oily, yellowish part of milk.(adjective)
An example of cream used as an adjective is in the phrase "cream soup," which means a soup made, in part, from the oily, yellowish part of milk.
Cream means to form into a foamy consistency, or to add the oily part of milk to a recipe, or is slang for defeating or beating with great force.(verb)
See cream in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME creme < OFr craime, cresme, prob. a blend of LL(Ec) chrisma (see chrism) & VL crama < Celt base (as in Bret crammen, skin, surface), ult. < IE base *(s)ker-, to cut > L corium, hide
See cream in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English creme
Origin: , from Old French craime (from Late Latin crāmum, of Celtic origin)
Origin: and from Old French cresme (from Latin chrīsma, an anointing, from Greek khrīsma, unguent, from khrīein, to anoint; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots).
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