Buttery meaning

bŭtə-rē
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Marked by effusive and insincere flattery.
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Containing or spread with butter.
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Like or resembling butter.
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A room in which liquors are stored.
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A place in colleges and universities where students may buy provisions.
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A storeroom for wine and liquor.
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A room in some English colleges where provisions are available to students.
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Like butter, as in consistency.
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Containing or spread with butter.
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Inclined to flattery; adulatory.
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A room for keeping food or beverages; a storeroom.
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(UK) A room in a university where snacks are sold.
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Made with or tasting of butter.

The buttery-tasting cookie was actually made with margarine, but you couldn't tell by tasting it.

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Resembling butter in some way.

The old paper was a buttery color you no longer get.

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Origin of buttery

  • Middle English buttrie from Anglo-Norman buterie alteration of botelerie from Old French botele bottle bottle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French boterie, from Late Latin botāria, from a variant form of butta (“cask, bottle”). The form was probably influenced by butter.

    From Wiktionary

  • From butter +‎ -y.

    From Wiktionary