buttery

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noun

but·​tery ˈbə-tə-rē How to pronounce buttery (audio)
ˈbə-trē
plural butteries
1
: a storeroom for liquors
2
a
chiefly dialectal : pantry
b
: a room (as in an English college) stocking provisions for sale to students

buttery

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adjective

but·​tery ˈbə-tə-rē How to pronounce buttery (audio)
1
a
: having the qualities (such as smoothness or richness) of butter
buttery flavors
b
: containing or spread with butter
buttery pastry
2
: marked by flattery
buttery compliments

Examples of buttery in a Sentence

Adjective The cheese has a buttery flavor.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The brand positioning is about bringing French lifestyle to the forefront whether that’s savoring a glass of Saint-Emilion, a crunchy baguette, a buttery croissant, or tasteful art and design. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 While salmon’s buttery and oily richness is part of its allure, try balancing it out with a blackening spice blend. Lynda Balslev, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 In the meantime, enjoy indulgent perks like afternoon tea with a mountain view and fondue at Walliser Stube; and pillowy, buttery croissants at the to-go café. Kristine Hansen, Vogue, 8 Feb. 2024 Trefethen Family Vineyards Oak Knoll District Chardonnay 2021 (3.5 stars) Napa Valley, California, $28 Trefethen maintains a classic California style in its chardonnay, before Cali chard went all soft and buttery, propped up by excessive new oak. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 Top it off with your favorite sauces, like a bolognese or pesto, and don’t forget the buttery garlic bread to really make the meal complete. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 26 Jan. 2024 But, in my humble opinion, 1900 Barker has perfected the art with buttery layers wrapped around fresh ham and white cheddar cheese. Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 The material is buttery soft and comfortable enough to wear from day to night. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 20 Jan. 2024 Made from polyester, this set, which includes a coverlet and two shams, is ultra lightweight, buttery soft, and cozy. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024
Adjective
The woven towels are loomed from the most buttery Turkish cotton and are sold as bundles of 6 or 12 with bath towels, hand towels, and face towels. Sophie Dweck, townandcountrymag.com, 11 May 2023 It’s all nestled in an ultra-buttery, crumbly crust made with butter and coconut biscuits, brown sugar and lots of dark, roasted brown butter. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2022 Personalize the cover by adding your name or a short phrase, then write down goals, to-do lists, or journal entries on the thick, buttery soft pages inside. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Jan. 2023 The final pasta tasted nothing like its olive oily, garlicky predecessor, but was bright and tangy, warm and buttery in its own delicious way — a brand-new take on a dish with venerable old roots. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2023 Say goodbye to chewy, too-buttery hunks of garlic bread. Kristina Kurek, Good Housekeeping, 14 Dec. 2022 The result is a flaky and super-buttery crust that works well as a base for pumpkin and pecan pies or to encase a double-crust stunner like apple pie. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2022 And plan on at least one order of the buttery Guyanese-style roti per person. New York Times, 19 Sep. 2022 The buche should be soft and buttery in texture, the cuerito just the right amount of chewy. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English boterie, from Anglo-French, from but cask, butt — more at butt entry 6

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of buttery was in the 14th century

Cite this Entry

“Buttery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttery. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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