buttery[but′ər ē, but′rē]
- a storeroom for wine and liquor
- Dialectal a larder (sense )
- a room in some English colleges where students may buy provisions
Origin: Middle English boterie, ale cellar, pantry ; from Old French storage room for casks ; from Midieval Latin buteria: see butt
- like butter, as in consistency
- containing or spread with butter
- inclined to flattery; adulatory
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- Containing or spread with butter.
- Like or resembling butter.
- Marked by effusive and insincere flattery.
- butˈter·i·ness noun
noun pl. but·ter·ies
- A room in which liquors are stored.
- Chiefly British A place in colleges and universities where students may buy provisions.
Origin: Middle English buttrie, from Anglo-Norman buterie, alteration of botelerie, from Old French botele, bottle; see bottle.