beurre noir


: butter heated until brown or black and often flavored with vinegar or lemon juice

Word History


French, literally, black butter

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beurre noir was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Beurre noir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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