American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Containing or spread with butter.
- adj. Like or resembling butter.
- adj. Marked by effusive and insincere flattery.
- n. A room in which liquors are stored.
- n. Chiefly British A place in colleges and universities where students may buy provisions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the qualities (especially the consistence) or appearance of butter.
- Apt to let fall anything one ought to hold, as a ball in the game of cricket; butter-fingered.
- n. An apartment in a house in which wines, liquors, and provisions are kept; a pantry.
- n. In colleges, formerly, a room where liquors, fruits, and refreshments were kept for sale to the students.
- n. A room for keeping food or beverages; a storeroom.
- n. UK A room in a university where snacks are sold.
- adj. Made with or tasting of butter.
- adj. Resembling butter in some way.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.
- n. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.
- n. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.
- n. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept.
- n. a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals
- adj. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
- n. a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
- adj. resembling or containing or spread with butter
- From butter + -y. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English buttrie, from Anglo-Norman buterie, alteration of botelerie, from Old French botele, bottle; see bottle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(It's not the same as haddock/cod baked in buttery milk, of course.)”
“The links have been dipped in buttery goodness and served to you on a platter that is made of smores.”
“Daddy parked at one side in buttery sand that sucked at our tires”
“White House backs international trade ban on the highly prized-and "buttery" - Atlantic bluefin tuna.”
“It’s edible cold, but it’s best almost straight from the oven, in buttery chunks.”
“- Crema de Flor de Calabacita en las estilo de Pujo en D.F. (Squash Blossom soup as served at Pujol in D.F. It's served in a double old fashioned glass, the cream of squash blossom, impossibly rich and buttery is in the bottom of the glass, then topped with espuma (foam) of coconut milk and dusted with nutmeg.”
“Dorothy Butteriedore was another, because the little girl had been left beside a small door called a buttery-door, through which people used to pass food from the kitchen.”
“The buttery was a big bare room on the shady side of the house, where great pans of milk stood on a long table.”
“It seemed to me, I heard a movement, apparently from the buttery, which is to the left of the staircase.”
“Head to The Smith where your money will buy you a bowl--or more like a cauldron--of mussels swimming in what I can only describe as buttery heaven in broth form.”
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