|1.||a kind of hard brittle toffee made with butter, brown sugar, etc|
|2.||a. a flavouring made from these ingredients|
|b. (as modifier): butterscotch icing|
|[C19: perhaps first made in Scotland, or perhaps from |
usually hard candy made by boiling brown sugar and butter or corn syrup together in water. The derivation of the name is disputed as to whether it denotes the candy's origin in Scotland or an original ingredient of "scotched," or scorched, butter. Although the terms butterscotch and caramel are sometimes used interchangeably, butterscotch is generally distinguished by the absence of milk or milk substitutes from its recipe.
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