of the nature of, resembling, or containing butter.
buttery, waxy, slippery, creamy, oiled, lubricant, lustrous, polished, rich, sleek, smooth, soapy, soothing, swimming, unctuous, adipose, oleaginous, lardy, lubricous, saponaceous
Origin of butyraceous
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By agitation with water, it is separated into two oils—one lighter, the other heavier, than water; the last is butyraceous.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
At lower temperatures it becomes concrete and butyraceous; and afterwards fuses at 90°.
of, containing, or resembling butter
Word Origin for butyraceous
C17 butyr-, from Latin būtyrum butter + -aceous
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Buttery in consistency.
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