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
Recent Examples of butterscotch from the Web
Admittedly, Cognac isn't exactly a street drink, and Hennessy is no six-pack of suds or hip flask of whiskey, yet behind the heady notes of pear, bananas, and butterscotch, there's a hint of contrarian.
Rich chocolate cake made with Andean cacao comes with lucuma ice cream made with a fruit paste that tastes like butterscotch and pumpkin.
Comer said to her, and a lot of people in the room clapped, and some people cheered, and afterward, as the room emptied, two people walked up and handed him chocolate and butterscotch pies.
Make butterscotch pudding (from a mix) with 1 percent milk for dessert and top with light whipped cream.
The mostly white tile room with light wood and butterscotch leather furnishings has arresting blocks of colorful tiles over the bar that suggest the work of Donald Judd.
Another suggestion would be to add butterscotch schnapps.
The sauce, the texture of butterscotch, slips down the sides like a slow-motion waterfall.
Boppie always had yellow butterscotch and pink wintergreen candies to share from his shirt pocket, and the huge bowls of popcorn, along with Shasta root-beer floats, were delightfully devoured by all.
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First Known Use of butterscotch
BUTTERSCOTCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of butterscotch for English Language Learners
: a hard candy made by boiling butter, sugar, and water
BUTTERSCOTCH Defined for Kids
Definition of butterscotch for Students
: a candy made from sugar, corn syrup, and water
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