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  • n. Preserved apple purée with spices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sauce made of apples stewed in cider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thick dark spicy puree of apples


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  • She would have to drive into O’Hearn and do a little food shopping before lunch, she thought as she dribbled some of Hope’s delicious apple butter onto first one, then the other biscuit, or lunch would be a repeat of breakfast.

    Moon Dance

  • One day they built a fire in the yard and made a black kettle of apple butter so big that when they stood over it and stirred the apple mash with spurtles, the scene put Ada in mind of the witches in Macbeth working at their brew.

    Cold Mountain

  • The apple butter had come out thick, the color of old harness from spice and brown sugar, and they sealed enough of it in crocks to eat on for a year.

    Cold Mountain


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