American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling butter in appearance, consistency, or chemical properties.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality of butter; resembling butter; consisting of or containing butter. Also butyrous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the qualities of butter; resembling butter.
- adj. having the qualities of butter or yielding or containing a substance like butter
- Latin būtȳrum, butter; see butter + -aceous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The “five products of the cow” are ignored, as in the western hemisphere of yore: one of the most useful, however, is produced by the Nje or Njeve, a towering butyraceous tree, differing from that which bears the Shea butternut.”
“The butyraceous gold in tubs and huge lumps displayed in these stalls looks as though it was precipitated from milk squeezed from Channel Island cows, those fawn-colored, fairest of dairy animals.”
“The butyraceous oil produced by the distillation of roses for making rose-water in this country is valueless as a perfume; and the real otto was scarcely known in British commerce before the present century.”
“From an analysis by M. Boissel, it is found to contain a fatty, butyraceous matter, sugar, mucilage, a volatile bitter substance, some salts, salts, etc. Mér. and de L.Dict. de M.”
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“It didn't help that the strangely butyraceous pool of oil that had suddenly appeared in the cardboard nacho holder was soaking through my pants.”
“Let cows receive through winter nearly as large a proportion of nutritive matter as is contained in the clover, lucerne, and fresh grass which they eat in summer, and, no matter in what precise substance or mixture that matter be contained, they will yield a winter's produce of milk quite as rich in caseine and butyraceous ingredients as the summer's produce, and far more ample in quantity than almost any dairyman with old-fashioned notions would imagine to be possible.”
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
“five products of the cow" are ignored, as in the western hemisphere of yore: one of the most useful, however, is produced by the Nje or Njeve, a towering butyraceous tree, differing from that which bears the Shea butternut.”
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