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bute

[byoot] /byut/
noun, Slang.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; by shortening

Bute

[byoot] /byut/
noun
1.
Also, Buteshire
[byoot-sheer, -sher] /ˈbyut ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in SW Scotland, composed of three islands in the Firth of Clyde.
2.
an island in the Firth of Clyde, in SW Scotland: part of the county Bute. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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Bute1

/bjuːt/
noun
1.
an island off the coast of SW Scotland, in Argyll and Bute council area: situated in the Firth of Clyde, separated from the Cowal peninsula by the Kyles of Bute. Chief town: Rothesay. Pop: 7228 (2001). Area: 121 sq km (47 sq miles)

Bute2

/bjuːt/
noun
1.
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. 1713–92, British Tory statesman; prime minister (1762–63)
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bute

noun

Butazolidin2, a drug sometimes used to stimulate racehorses (1960s+)


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bute

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Encyclopedia Article for bute

Bute

island, Argyll and Bute council area, historic county of Buteshire, Scotland. It is the most important of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean inlet known as the Firth of Clyde. It is separated from the mainland by the Kyles of Bute, a narrow winding strait. To the south the Sound of Bute separates Bute from the larger island of Arran. Bute is about 15 miles (24 km) long and covers 47 square miles (122 square km), reaching an elevation of 913 feet (278 metres) at Windy Hill in the north. The northern part of the island is hilly, while the southern part is flatter and more fertile. The interior has several small lochs (lakes). There are numerous prehistoric remains and early Christian chapels. Most of the island is good farmland that yields crops of oats, turnips, and potatoes. Bute has also developed as a residential and holiday resort in proximity to central Scotland. Rothesay is the island's chief port and resort. Pop. (2001) 7,228.

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