butteriness

buttery

1 [buht-uh-ree]
adjective
1.
like, containing, or spread with butter.
2.
resembling butter, as in smoothness or softness of texture: a vest of buttery leather.
3.
grossly flattering; smarmy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English buttry. See butter, -y1

butteriness, noun
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buttery1 (ˈbʌtərɪ)
 
adj
1.  containing, like, or coated with butter
2.  informal grossly or insincerely flattering; obsequious
 
'butteriness1
 
n

buttery2 (ˈbʌtərɪ)
 
n , pl -teries
1.  a room for storing foods or wines
2.  (Brit) (in some universities) a room in which food is supplied or sold to students
 
[C14: from Anglo-French boterie, from Anglo-Latin buteria, probably from butta cask, butt4]

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buttery
"resembling butter," late 14c., from butter + -y (2).

buttery
"place for storing liquor," originally "room where provisions are laid up" (late 14c.), from O.Fr. boterie, from L.L. botaria, from bota, variant of butta "cask, bottle;" see butt (n.2).
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