drawn butter

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noun

melted butter, clarified and often seasoned with herbs or lemon juice.
a sauce of melted butter, flour, vegetable or fish stock, and lemon juice.

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Origin of drawn butter

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for drawn butter

drawn butter

noun

melted butter often with seasonings
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