apple butter


: a thick brown spread made by cooking apples with sugar and spices usually in cider

Examples of apple butter in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apple butter was circa 1813

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“Apple butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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