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apple butter

apples stewed to a paste, spiced, sometimes sweetened, and served as a spread or condiment.
Origin of apple butter
1765-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Ah, yes,”—looking quizzically at the tray—“I recognize the apple-butter.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Valuable for stock and for apple-butter; Season, October to January.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • The supernumeraries dispense the coffee, bread, apple-butter, and sweetnin'.

  • Of the second and third grades we make cider, apple-butter, and vinegar.

    The Apple Various
  • Our mince and pumpkin pies were home products, as well as our apple-butter and a variety of other preserves.

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Flagons of beer had the men afield, with bread and cheese; the women took bread and apple-butter.

    Solomon Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Well, you old hoosier, you, can you gimme some apple-butter?

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • These were called nests, and were used principally on the farm for holding milk, cream and apple-butter.

  • There's strychnia for example, as purely vegetable in its origin as apple-butter itself is.

    Camp Venture George Cary Eggleston
  • Three Sundays ago he turned around before he went out and said, 'Do you like apple-butter?'

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for apple-butter

apple butter

a jam made from stewed spiced apples
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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