noun \ˈbə-tə-rē, ˈbə-trē\
plural but·ter·ies

Definition of BUTTERY

:  a storeroom for liquors
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


adjective \ˈbə-tə-rē\

: resembling butter

: containing or covered with butter

Full Definition of BUTTERY

a :  having the qualities (as smoothness or richness) of butter <buttery flavors>
b :  containing or spread with butter <buttery pastry>
:  marked by flattery <buttery compliments>

Examples of BUTTERY

  1. The cheese has a buttery flavor.

First Known Use of BUTTERY

14th century


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