bute

noun
\ˈbyüt \

Definition of bute 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Bute

geographical name
\ˈbyüt \

Definition of Bute (Entry 2 of 2)

1 island of southwestern Scotland west of the Firth of Clyde

2 or Buteshire \ˈbyüt-​ˌshir, -​shər \ former county of southwestern Scotland comprising several islands in the Firth of Clyde; capital Rothesay (on Bute)

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Epicharis received a treatment of the legal anti-inflammatory Phenylbutazone, or bute, on Wednesday for what was described as lameness in his right front leg. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, "Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown," 9 June 2017 Epicharis was treated intravenously with Butazolidin, commonly known as bute, on Wednesday night, according to veterinary records from the New York State Gaming Commission. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, "Japanese horse Epicharis treated for lameness before Belmont," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of bute

Noun

1968, in the meaning defined above

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bute

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