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Bute

[byoot]
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noun
  1. Also Bute·shire [byoot-sheer, -sher] /ˈbyut ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in SW Scotland, composed of three islands in the Firth of Clyde.
  2. an island in the Firth of Clyde, in SW Scotland: part of the county Bute. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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Buteshire

noun
  1. (until 1975) a county of SW Scotland, consisting of islands in the Firth of Clyde and Kilbrannan Sound: formerly part of Strathclyde region (1975–96), now part of Argyll and Bute council area
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Bute1

noun
  1. an island off the coast of SW Scotland, in Argyll and Bute council area: situated in the Firth of Clyde, separated from the Cowal peninsula by the Kyles of Bute . Chief town: Rothesay. Pop: 7228 (2001). Area: 121 sq km (47 sq miles)
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Bute2

noun
  1. John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. 1713–92, British Tory statesman; prime minister (1762–63)
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