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

  • adj. Relating to, containing, or derived from butter.
  • adj. Relating to or derived from butyric acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of butter
  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from butyric acid or any of the isomeric univalent radicals of formula C3H7CO2-

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, butter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or derived from butter.

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

  • adj. relating to or producing butyric acid


From Latin būtȳrum, butter; see butter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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