\ ˈbyüt How to pronounce bute (audio) \

Definition of bute

 (Entry 1 of 2)


geographical name
\ ˈbyüt How to pronounce Bute (audio) \

Definition of Bute (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of bute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In 1968, Dancer’s Image was disqualified when phenylbutazone, known as bute, was found in his system. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021 The Kentucky State Racing Commission approved the use of bute at the Derby later that year. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2021 In most states, both Lasix, an anti-bleeding drug, and the anti-inflammatory Phenylbutazone, known as bute, are allowed on race day. CBS News, 30 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 8 June 2017

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2021

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“Bute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bute. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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