from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soft yellowish or whitish emulsion of butterfat, water, air, and sometimes salt, churned from milk or cream and processed for use in cooking and as a food.
- n. Any of various substances similar to butter, especially:
- n. A spread made from fruit, nuts, or other foods: apple butter.
- n. A vegetable fat having a nearly solid consistency at ordinary temperatures.
- n. Flattery.
- transitive v. To put butter on or in.
- butter up To praise or flatter excessively: You're always buttering up the boss.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
- n. Any specific soft substance.
- n. Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
- v. To spread butter on.
- v. To move one's weight backwards or forwards onto the tips or tails of one's skis or snowboard so only the tip or tail is in contact with the snow.
- n. Someone who butts; someone who butts in
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning.
- n. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence, or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao, vegetable butter, shea butter.
- n. One who, or that which, butts.
- transitive v. To cover or spread with butter.
- transitive v. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To smear with butter.
- To flatter grossly: as, he buttered him to his heart's content.
- In gambling slang, to stake the previous winnings, with addition, at every throw or every game.
- In cricket, to fail to make a simple and easy catch; to muff.
- n. The fatty portion of milk.
- n. In old chemistry, a term applied to certain anhydrous metallic chlorids of buttery consistence and fusibility.
- n. One who or that which butts; an animal that butts.
- n. A machine for sawing off the ends of boards, to square them and remove faulty parts.
- n. An obsolete form of bittern. Compare butterbump.
- n. One who has charge of a butt or fire-bucket. See butt, n., 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
- n. a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
- v. spread butter on
But it is not so readily digestible as butter is; is more liable to give rise to the butyric acid fermentations in the stomach; is not nearly so appetizing; and its sale as, and under the name of, _butter_ is a fraud which the law rightly forbids and punishes.
Evidently the making of butter was almost totally discontinued, for in his last instructions, completed only a few days before his death, he wrote: "And It is hoped and will be expected, that more effectual measures will be pursued to make butter another year; for it is almost beyond belief, that from 101 Cows actually reported on a late enumeration of the Cattle, that I am obliged to _buy butter_ for the use of my family."
Mash lightly, then add in butter and continue to mash potatoes until butter is well incorporated.
Whisk in butter and a vanilla paste until butter is melted and custard is smooth.
Hmm ... butter is definitely yum but I don't know about drinking it; P Seriously - these were * drowning* in butter, and I don't mean a thin film.
In the simplest terms, cocoa butter is the fat in chocolate that makes it melt in your mouth and in your hand.
If the butter is a little firmer, that will help, too!
Add cold butter and pulse in a food processor (a pastry cutter or a fork will work also) until the butter is the size of small peas.
The catch: I used Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies making this a no bake easy-as-pie recipe that comes together in a matter of minutes (as long as your butter is at room temperature!).
Extra cocoa butter is added to make baking chocolate.
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