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 for cream
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cream \Cream\ (kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema
     cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin
     to cremare to burn.]
     1. 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
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     2. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the
        surface. [R.]
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     3. A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from
        cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
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     4. A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
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              In vain she tries her paste and creams,
              To smooth her skin or hide its seams. --Goldsmith.
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     5. 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.
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              Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant.
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     Bavarian cream, a preparation of gelatin, cream, sugar, and
        eggs, whipped; -- to be eaten cold.
     Cold cream, an ointment made of white wax, almond oil, rose
        water, and borax, and used as a salve for the hands and
     Cream cheese, a kind of cheese made from curd from which
        the cream has not been taken off, or to which cream has
        been added.
     Cream gauge, an instrument to test milk, being usually a
        graduated glass tube in which the milk is placed for the
        cream to rise.
     Cream nut, the Brazil nut.
     Cream of lime.
        (a) A scum of calcium carbonate which forms on a solution
            of milk of lime from the carbon dioxide of the air.
        (b) A thick creamy emulsion of lime in water.
     Cream of tartar (Chem.), purified tartar or argol; so
        called because of the crust of crystals which forms on the
        surface of the liquor in the process of purification by
        recrystallization. It is a white crystalline substance,
        with a gritty acid taste, and is used very largely as an
        ingredient of baking powders; -- called also potassium
        bitartrate, acid potassium tartrate, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cream \Cream\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creamed (kr?md); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Creaming.]
     1. To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
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     2. To take off the best or choicest part of.
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     3. To furnish with, or as with, cream.
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              Creaming the fragrant cups.           --Mrs.
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     To cream butter (Cooking), to rub, stir, or beat, butter
        till it is of a light creamy consistency.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cream \Cream\, v. i.
     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.
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           There are a sort of men whose visages
           Do cream and mantle like a standing pool. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the best people or things in a group; "the cream of
           England's young men were killed in the Great War" [syn:
           cream, pick]
      2: the part of milk containing the butterfat
      3: toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form
         of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing
         effect when applied to the skin [syn: cream, ointment,
      v 1: make creamy by beating; "Cream the butter"
      2: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight;
         "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: cream, bat,
         clobber, drub, thrash, lick]
      3: put on cream, as on one's face or body; "She creams her face
         every night"
      4: remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of
         milk" [syn: skim, skim off, cream off, cream]
      5: add cream to one's coffee, for example

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  274 Moby Thesaurus words for "cream":
     abstergent, aerate, alabaster, alabastrine, albescent, albumen,
     aristocracy, aureate, auric, balm, balsam, barons, batter, beat,
     beat up, beige, blank, blast, bonnyclabber, bowl down,
     brilliantine, buff, buff-yellow, bulldoze, butter, buttermilk,
     canary, canary-yellow, cathartic, cerate, certified milk, champion,
     cheese, choice, chosen, chrism, churn, citron, citron-yellow,
     clabber, cleaner, cleaning agent, cleaning solvent, cleanser,
     cleansing cream, clobber, clot, coagulate, cold cream, colloid,
     colloidize, collyrium, condensed milk, cornstarch, creamy, curd,
     curdle, dairy products, defeat utterly, demulcent, dentifrice,
     depurant, detergent, diuretic, dough, drub, dun-white, ecru,
     egg white, eggshell, elect, elite, embrocation, emetic, emollient,
     emulsify, emulsionize, enema, establishment, eye-lotion, eyewash,
     face cream, fair, fallow, fat, flaxen, flower, foam, froth, gaum,
     gel, gelatin, ghee, gilded, gilt, glair, glaucescent, glaucous,
     glop, glue, gluten, gold, gold-colored, golden, goo, gook, goop,
     gray-white, gruel, gumbo, gunk, half-and-half, hand lotion,
     heavy cream, holystone, incrassate, inspissate, inunction,
     inunctum, ivory, ivory-white, jam, jell, jellify, jelly, lambaste,
     lanolin, lather, lemon, lemon-yellow, lenitive, lick, light,
     light cream, lint-white, loblolly, lopper, lords of creation,
     lotion, luteolous, lutescent, mantle, margarine, milk, molasses,
     mouthwash, mucilage, mucus, nard, nauseant, nobility, nonesuch,
     nonfat dry milk, nonpareil, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous,
     ochroid, ochrous, ochry, off-white, ointment, oleo, oleomargarine,
     optimum, or, overbear, overlapping, overwhelm, pale, pap, paragon,
     paste, pearl, pearly, pearly-white, pick, pomade, pomatum,
     porridge, power elite, power structure, pride, prime, primrose,
     primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, prize, pudding, pulp,
     pumice stone, puree, purgative, purge, purifier, putty, queen,
     quintessence, raw milk, rinse, rob, ruling circles, ruling class,
     saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, salve,
     sand-colored, sandy, schmear, scum, select, semifluid, semiliquid,
     shampoo, shellac, shut out, size, skim milk, skunk, smear,
     snow under, soap, solvent, soothing syrup, soup, sour cream,
     spikenard, spume, starch, steamroller, sticky mess, straw,
     straw-colored, sud, suds, superlative, synthetic detergent, syrup,
     the best, the best ever, the best people, the brass, the tops,
     the very best, thicken, tooth powder, toothpaste, top, top people,
     treacle, unction, unguent, unguentum, upper class, upper crust,
     wash, whelm, whey, whip, whipping cream, whisk, whitewash, whitish,
     whity, whomp, whop, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish, yogurt

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