Origin of buttery1
- Chiefly New England. a room or rooms in which the provisions, wines, and liquors of a household are kept; pantry; larder.
- a room in colleges, especially at Oxford and Cambridge universities, from which articles of food and drink are sold or dispensed to the students.
Origin of buttery2
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Examples from the Web for buttery
Depending on the producer, Champagne can also be highly cloyingly sweet, buttery, or round, or mineral.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
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The buttery, nutty, and sweet and salty all work together to form a balance of flavors.The Cronut Gives Way to the Penis Pretzel
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There is more of a buttery and smooth taste profile with this wine.William Shatner Picks His Favorite Wines
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But with unlimited access to the luxurious sandwiches, piled high with glistening meat, a buttery apocalypse of gluttony unfolded.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
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We recommend the buttery miso ramen, topped with a soft-boiled egg, scallions, and corn.Underground Ramen’s Mainstream Moment
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And then jest as I was gettin' into a drowse, I heard the cat in the buttery, and I got up to let her out.The Universal Reciter
An inward cellar within the buttery, which may serue for a Larder.
A staire-case into the Good-mans roomes ouer the Kitchin and Buttery.
Then the musicians withdrew to the buttery, and were themselves feasted.
Which performed, they, with the musick, are to return into the buttery.
- containing, like, or coated with butter
- informal grossly or insincerely flattering; obsequious
- a room for storing foods or wines
- British (in some universities) a room in which food is supplied or sold to students
C14: from Anglo-French boterie, from Anglo-Latin buteria, probably from butta cask, butt 4
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Word Origin and History for buttery
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