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[byoo-tuh-rey-shuh s]
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  1. of the nature of, resembling, or containing butter.
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Origin of butyraceous

1660–70; < Latin būtȳr(um) butter + -aceous
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Historical Examples

  • 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

    Arnold Cooley

  • At lower temperatures it becomes concrete and butyraceous; and afterwards fuses at 90°.

British Dictionary definitions for butyraceous


  1. of, containing, or resembling butter
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Word Origin

C17 butyr-, from Latin būtyrum butter + -aceous
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butyraceous in Medicine


  1. Buttery in consistency.
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