ETYM Old Eng. botere, butter, AS. butere, from Latin butyrum, Greek boytyron; either from boys ox, cow + tyros cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Related to Cow.
1. A fighter who strikes the opponent with his head.
2. An edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use.
Solid, edible yellowish fat made from whole milk. Making butter by hand, which is done by skimming off the cream and churning it, was traditionally a convenient means of preserving milk.
The transfer of butter making from a farm-based to a factory-based process began in the last quarter of the 19th century, with the introduction of centrifugal separators for the instant separation of cream from milk. It could then be conveyed into large steam-powered churns. Today, most butter is made on a continuous system devised in Germany during World War II. Inside a single machine, the cream is churned, the buttermilk drawn off, and the butter washed, salted, and worked, to achieve an even consistency. Color and flavoring may be added. A continuous stream of finished butter is extruded from the machine ready for wrapping.
Salted butter has a longer shelf-life than sweet butter, salt being added as a preservative.
Namirnica životinjskog porekla, nije uvek korišćena za ishranu, maže se na hleb.
To spread butter on, as of bread.