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

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And all my travel buddies were already at the table eating butterscotch oatmeal. John Kelly, Washington Post, "The butterscotch pudding mix has been located, but other goodies remain elusive," 11 June 2019 Pies seem to be a favorite instrument of death, including recipes for butterscotch, Mississippi Mud, peach and apple, as well as recipes for butter honey brownies, fried rice and shrimp, and creamy potato salad. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "A tale of love illustrated with lowercase letters is among this week’s new books," 16 June 2019 But regular visits to the salon for darkened roots with nuanced highlights and butterscotch lowlights painted on balayage style for just-back-from-the-beach dimension are a safe bet for approximating the look. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Behati Prinsloo Has the Perfect Shade of Victoria's Secret Blonde for Next Week's Show," 31 Oct. 2018 Californios A moody, dark interior—with pops of color and butterscotch leather banquettes—sets the tone for an intriguing evening. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018 Four years on, the hype remains, and new flavors like gingerbread spice, and caramel and butterscotch are just as coveted as the original. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 The vanilla and chocolate cream bases are both made with Hennessy VSOP cognac. Salted caramel, caramelized golden peanuts, butterscotch, dark chocolate croquant, whipped cream, hot fudge and a chocolate crown decorate the dessert. Fox News, "The world's most expensive ice cream and frozen treats," 3 Aug. 2016 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

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First Known Use of butterscotch

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of butterscotch was in 1847

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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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