Cream vs Serum - What's the difference?

cream | serum |

As a verb cream

is to cremate.

As a noun serum is




(wikipedia cream)

Alternative forms

* creme * creyme


(en noun)
  • The butterfat/milkfat part of milk which rises to the top; this part when separated from the remainder.
  • :
  • # The liquid separated from milk, possibly with certain other milk products added, and with at least eighteen percent of it milkfat.
  • # The liquid separated from milk containing at least 18 percent milkfat (48% for double cream).
  • A yellowish white colour; the colour of cream.
  • :
  • (label) Frosting, custard, creamer or another substance similar to the oily part of milk or to whipped cream.
  • *2004 , Joey Green, Joey Green's Incredible Country Store , , ISBN 1579548482, page 267:
  • *:Originally the cream filling in Oreo cookies was made with pork lard.
  • (label) The best part of something.
  • :
  • * (fl.1612-1620)
  • *:Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant.
  • (label) A viscous aqueous oil/fat emulsion with a medicament added, used to apply that medicament to the skin. (compare with ointment)
  • :
  • *(Oliver Goldsmith) (1730-1774)
  • *:In vain she tries her paste and creams , / To smooth her skin or hide its seams.
  • Semen.
  • *2001 , Darwin Porter, Hollywood’s Silent Closet: The Lusty Saga of America’s First Star F*#%er!! (SIC) (novel), Blood Moon Productions, Ltd., ISBN 0-9668030-2-7, page 155,
  • *:He rode me for ten—or was it fifteen?—minutes before one final fuckthrust that filled me completely with his cream .
  • *2003 , Dominique Adair, “Two Days, Three Nights” in Tied with a Bow ,[] Ellora’s Cave Publishing, ISBN 1843607433, page 74,
  • *:He tucked his cock into his pants before rubbing his cream into her breasts in slow, teasing strokes.
  • *2004 , Art Wiederhold, Wild Flowers , iUniverse, ISBN 0595317898, page 158,
  • *:When he did come, he spurted his cream all over the front of Rosalee’s T-shirt and neck.
  • (label) The chrism or consecrated oil used in anointing ceremonies.
  • *, Book V:
  • *:there shall never harlot have happe, by the helpe of Oure Lord, to kylle a crowned Kynge that with Creyme is anoynted.
  • Synonyms



  • Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To puree, to blend with a liquifying process.
  • Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture .
  • To turn a yellowish white colour; to give something the color of cream.
  • (slang) To obliterate, to defeat decisively.
  • We creamed the opposing team!
  • (intransitive, vulgar, slang) To ejaculate (used of either gender).
  • (transitive, vulgar, slang) To ejaculate in (clothing).
  • (cooking) To rub, stir, or beat (butter) into a light creamy consistency.
  • To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
  • (figurative) To take off the best or choicest part of.
  • To furnish with, or as if with, cream.
  • * Mrs. Whitney
  • Creaming the fragrant cups.

    Derived terms

    * barrier cream * Boston cream pie * ceramware * Chantilly cream * clotted cream * cold cream * cream bun * cream cake * cream cheese * cream cracker * cream horn * cream in one's jeans * cream of tartar * cream of the crop * cream puff * cream sauce * cream sherry * cream soda * cream tea * creamcups * creamer * cream-laid * creamy * Devonshire chream * double cream * egg cream * glacier cream * heavy cream * ice cream * light cream * salad cream * shaving cream * sour cream * sun cream * suntan cream * vanishing cream * whipping cream

    See also



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    (wikipedia serum)


  • The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot. Also called blood serum.
  • Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
  • A watery fluid from animal tissue, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed, such as in edema or a blister.
  • The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
  • (skincare) An intensive moisturising product to be applied after cleansing but before a general moisturiser.
  • Derived terms

    * antiserum * blood serum * immune serum * serous * serum sickness * truth serum