from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling butter in appearance, consistency, or chemical properties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to or containing butter; buttery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the qualities of butter; resembling butter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of butter; resembling butter; consisting of or containing butter. Also butyrous.

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

  • 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)



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