but·​ter·​scotch | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌskäch How to pronounce butterscotch (audio) \

Definition of butterscotch

1 : a candy made from brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water also : the flavor of such candy
2 : a moderate yellowish brown

Examples of butterscotch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a wooden skewer to poke about 12 holes in cake, then pour half of butterscotch sauce over top. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Sticky Cranberry-Toffee Date Cake," 14 Nov. 2019 Best with: banana, chocolate chip, butterscotch, cotton candy and cake batter ice creams. cleveland, "Ice cream toppings to help you chill out this summer," 13 July 2020 For dessert, there’s butterscotch budino but Nutella lovers won’t be able to resist the luscious Gianduja Frangelico tiramisu. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 14 June 2020 The red socks draped alongside the butterscotch split-toe bluchers. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "White Noise," 1 June 2020 Error 0: Selections include meatloaf with red wine-mushroom gravy, garlic mashed potatoes green beans ($12), corn pudding ($8) and brioche butterscotch bread pudding ($9). Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B is now selling meals from Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe, thanks to Hugo Ortega," 21 Apr. 2020 Variations: Use brown sugar instead of granulated for a butterscotch-like flavor, or add a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and lightly press cookie mounds down with your palm instead of a fork. Daniela Galarza, New York Times, "Three-Ingredient Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies," 15 Apr. 2020 Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey, Collectors Art Series Colorado’s Breckenridge Distillery Colorado whiskey shines in this grain-to-bottle bourbon that’s rich with spice and butterscotch on the nose and palate. Sunset Magazine, "Build the Ultimate Bar Cart with These Award-Winning Spirits," 12 Apr. 2020 Stay for the warm pain perdu topped with bruleed bananas and lapped with maple-butterscotch sauce. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Diners can (mostly) bank on the all-day menu at Cafe Riggs," 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of butterscotch

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Butterscotch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterscotch. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of butterscotch

: a hard candy made by boiling butter, sugar, and water


but·​ter·​scotch | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌskäch How to pronounce butterscotch (audio) \

Kids Definition of butterscotch

: a candy made from sugar, corn syrup, and water

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