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Cream vs. Ivory

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Creamnoun

The butterfat/milkfat part of milk which rises to the top; this part when separated from the remainder.

‘Take 100 ml of cream and 50 grams of sugar…’;

Ivorynoun

(uncountable) The hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.

Creamnoun

The liquid separated from milk, possibly with certain other milk products added, and with at least eighteen percent of it milkfat.

Ivorynoun

A creamy white colour, the colour of ivory.

Creamnoun

The liquid separated from milk containing at least 18 percent milkfat (48% for double cream).

Ivorynoun

Something made from or resembling ivory.

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Creamnoun

A yellowish white colour; the colour of cream.

Ivorynoun

(collective singular or in plural) The teeth.

Creamnoun

(informal) Frosting, custard, creamer, or another substance similar to the oily part of milk or to whipped cream.

Ivorynoun

(collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.

Creamnoun

(figuratively) The best part of something.

‘the cream of the crop;’; ‘the cream of a collection of books or pictures’;

Ivorynoun

(slang) A white person.

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Creamnoun

(medicine) A viscous aqueous oil/fat emulsion with a medicament added, used to apply that medicament to the skin. (compare with ointment)

‘You look really sunburnt; you should apply some cream.’;

Ivoryadjective

Made of ivory.

Creamnoun

Semen.

Ivoryadjective

Resembling or having the colour of ivory.

Creamnoun

(obsolete) The chrism or consecrated oil used in anointing ceremonies.

Ivorynoun

The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

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Creamadjective

Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.

Ivorynoun

The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.

Creamverb

To puree, to blend with a liquifying process.

‘Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture.’;

Ivorynoun

Any carving executed in ivory.

Creamverb

To turn a yellowish white colour; to give something the color of cream.

Ivorynoun

Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

Creamverb

(slang) To obliterate, to defeat decisively.

‘We creamed the opposing team!’;

Ivorynoun

a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

Creamverb

To ejaculate used of either gender.

Ivorynoun

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Creamverb

To ejaculate in (clothing).

Ivorynoun

a hard creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal, often (especially formerly) used to make ornaments and other articles

‘a dagger with an ivory handle’;

Creamverb

To rub, stir, or beat (butter) into a light creamy consistency.

Ivorynoun

an object made of ivory.

Creamverb

(transitive) To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.

Ivorynoun

the keys of a piano

‘Derek tinkled the ivories for us’;

Creamverb

To take off the best or choicest part of.

Ivorynoun

a person's teeth.

Creamverb

(transitive) To furnish with, or as if with, cream.

Ivorynoun

the creamy-white colour of ivory

‘an ivory silk blouse’;

Creamnoun

The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained.

Ivory

Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally from elephants) and teeth of animals, that consists mainly of dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and tusks. The chemical structure of the teeth and tusks of mammals is the same, regardless of the species of origin.

Creamnoun

The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.

Creamnoun

A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.

Creamnoun

A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.

‘In vain she tries her paste and creams,To smooth her skin or hide its seams.’;

Creamnoun

The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures.

‘Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant.’;

Creamverb

To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.

Creamverb

To take off the best or choicest part of.

Creamverb

To furnish with, or as with, cream.

‘Creaming the fragrant cups.’;

Creamverb

To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.

‘There are a sort of men whose visagesDo cream and mantle like a standing pool.’;

Creamnoun

the best people or things in a group;

‘the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War’;

Creamnoun

the part of milk containing the butterfat

Creamnoun

toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

Creamverb

make creamy by beating;

‘Cream the butter’;

Creamverb

put on cream, as on one's face or body;

‘She creams her face every night’;

Creamverb

remove from the surface;

‘skim cream from the surface of milk’;

Creamverb

add cream to one's coffee, for example

Cream

Cream is a dairy product composed of the higher-fat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization. In un-homogenized milk, the fat, which is less dense, eventually rises to the top.

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