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buttery

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noun but·tery \ˈbə-tə-rē, ˈbə-trē\

Definition of buttery

plural but·ter·ies

  1. 1 :  a storeroom for liquors

  2. 2 a chiefly dialect :  pantry b :  a room (as in an English college) stocking provisions for sale to students



Origin of buttery

Middle English boterie, from Anglo-French, from but cask, butt — more at butt


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with buttery


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buttery

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adjective but·tery \ˈbə-tə-rē\

Simple Definition of buttery

  • : resembling butter

  • : containing or covered with butter

Full Definition of buttery

  1. 1 a :  having the qualities (as smoothness or richness) of butter <buttery flavors> b :  containing or spread with butter <buttery pastry>

  2. 2 :  marked by flattery <buttery compliments>

Examples of buttery

  1. The cheese has a buttery flavor.



14th Century

First Known Use of buttery

14th century


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