from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. fertile; fruitful; productive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A single combat. See Wager of battel, under wager.
  • n. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively.
  • intransitive v. To be supplied with provisions from the buttery.
  • transitive v. To make fertile.
  • adj. Fertile; fruitful; productive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See battle.
  • See battle.
  • See battle.
  • n. plural At the university of Oxford in England: College accounts for board and provisions supplied from the kitchen and buttery.
  • n. The whole of the college accounts for board and lodgings, rates, tuition, and contributions to various funds.
  • n. At Eton college, a small allowance of food which, in addition to the college allowance, the collegers receive from their dames.
  • To stand indebted in the college-books at Oxford for provisions and drink from the buttery.


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