butterscotch

noun
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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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 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

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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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butterscotch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of butterscotch

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

butterscotch

noun
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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