from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of butter; -- called also butter stamp.
- n. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in SE Europe and US.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mold for stamping butter into blocks, prints, or pats. Also called butter-stamp.
- n. The Indian mallow, Abutilon Abutilon.
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- n. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
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After this "smiting" is over, it is put on a butter-print, and pressed with the hands till it is considered to have received the impression.
Scald your butter-print with boiling water, and immediately immerse it in cold water.