Cream is the fat that rises to the top of milk when it’s processed. The fat is skimmed (removed from the top) and made into dairy products:
There are many different types of food that include cream: ice cream, whipped cream, cream cheese, sour cream, banana cream pie, butter cream, clotted cream, cream of wheat, and cream puffs. Not all cream is edible. Men use shaving cream for shaving their face and women use hand cream, which is a type of lotion for softening the hands.
Add a "y" to the end of "cream" to form the adjective, "creamy."
We sometimes use the word "cream" as a verb when describing a big loss in a competition between two teams or among a group of competitors:
Note: Cream was the name of a popular British rock band in the late 1960s. Among their many hits are Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, and Strange Brew.
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November 18, 2012