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butterscotch

[buht-er-skoch] /ˈbʌt ərˌskɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a flavor produced in puddings, frostings, ice cream, etc., by combining brown sugar, vanilla extract, and butter with other ingredients.
2.
a hard, brittle taffy made with butter, brown sugar, etc.
3.
a golden brown color.
adjective
4.
having the flavor of butterscotch.
Origin of butterscotch
1850-1855
1850-55; earlier also butterscot; the 2nd element of the compound is unexplained
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butterscotch

/ˈbʌtəˌskɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a kind of hard brittle toffee made with butter, brown sugar, etc
2.
  1. a flavouring made from these ingredients
  2. (as modifier): butterscotch icing
Word Origin
C19: perhaps first made in Scotland, or perhaps from scotch1 (sense 3), 'to cut or score', because it was originally cut with a knife into small pieces
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