but·ter·scotch | \-ˌskäch \

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

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If possible, search out such beauties as Snow Leopards (pale but deeply honeyed) and Serenades (rich notes of butterscotch). Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The 5-Minute Dessert of the Summer," 12 July 2018 One of the Sparrow’s Meltaway bars, a chewy mélange of butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut, was a fitting end to our baked, stuffed girlfriend’s getaway. BostonGlobe.com, "A pastry pilgrimage to sample sweets from Food Network competitors," 6 July 2018 Finally, drizzle some syrup over your creation, with flavors like mint, butterscotch, coconut, orange and watermelon. $10 per sundae. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "5 things to eat, drink, do: Build rooftop sundaes, try Malort sausages and more this weekend," 7 June 2018 Frangelico for Nutella, and Fantasia liqueur for the butterscotch. $8 without alcohol, $12 with. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Shake it up: Chicago's best milkshakes to try before summer ends," 9 Aug. 2017 Among its offerings is The Ron Bennington and features chocolate cake with peanut butter filling topped with ganache and crushed butterscotch. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Molly's Cupcakes coming to downtown Naperville," 10 July 2018 Think chocolate ice cream between chocolate wrinkle cookies covered in bourbon butterscotch sauce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 Its Reposado is aged for two years in white oak barrels and has notes of plum and butterscotch. Ben Fox, Outside Online, "How to Throw the Ulimate Father's Day Party," 1 June 2018 The flavors that were the worst in terms of free radicals included one called vanilla custard, as well as cotton candy, butterscotch, rainbow candy, bubblegum, and a cinnamon variety, Richie said. Rita Giordano, Philly.com, "How safe is the flavor you're vaping?," 17 Apr. 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of butterscotch was in 1855

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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 \

Kids Definition of butterscotch

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

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