Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling butter or some aspect of it.

Etymologies

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butter +‎ -like

Examples

  • But keep in mind that the saturated fat in a pat of butter is far healthier than the equivalent amount of trans fats in a spread of margarine or other “butterlike” substance.

    THE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION DIET

  • It is made by churning fats other than butter fat with milk or cream until a butterlike consistency is obtained.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 2: Milk, Butter and Cheese; Eggs; Vegetables

  • Dissolve soap in boiling water, add kerosene to the hot water, churn with spraying pump for at least ten minutes, until the mixture changes to a creamy, then to a soft, butterlike, mass.

    Agriculture for Beginners Revised Edition

  • "A rich, butterlike custard, highly flavoured with almonds, gives the best general idea of it, but intermingled with it come wafts of flavour which call to mind cream cheese, onion sauce, brown sherry, and other incongruities."

    Behind the Bungalow

  • “You’ve got to get a new car,” David said, running his hands along the smooth, butterlike leather.

    The Best of Friends

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