The buttery-tasting cookie was actually made with margarine, but you couldn't tell by tasting it.
The old paper was a buttery color you no longer get.
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 butter + -y.