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buttery1

[buht-uh-ree] /ˈbʌt ə ri/
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
1350-1400; Middle English buttry. See butter, -y1
Related forms
butteriness, noun

buttery2

[buht-uh-ree, buh-tree] /ˈbʌt ə ri, ˈbʌ tri/
noun, plural butteries.
1.
Chiefly New England. a room or rooms in which the provisions, wines, and liquors of a household are kept; pantry; larder.
2.
a room in colleges, especially at Oxford and Cambridge universities, from which articles of food and drink are sold or dispensed to the students.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English boterie < Anglo-French, probably equivalent to bote butt4 + -erie -ery
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  • They have also been pursued for centuries for their rich, buttery flesh.
  • Add a squeeze of lime, and a spoon of buttery brown sugar.
  • Standard rooms are spacious, with soft carpets and desks equipped with buttery leather chairs.
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British Dictionary definitions for buttery

buttery1

/ˈbʌtərɪ/
adjective
1.
containing, like, or coated with butter
2.
(informal) grossly or insincerely flattering; obsequious
Derived Forms
butteriness, noun

buttery2

/ˈbʌtərɪ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French boterie, from Anglo-Latin buteria, probably from butta cask, butt4
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Word Origin and History for buttery
adj.

"resembling butter," late 14c., from butter (n.) + -y (2). Related: Butteriness.

n.

"place for storing liquor," originally "room where provisions are laid up" (late 14c.), from Old French boterie, from Late Latin botaria, from bota, variant of butta "cask, bottle;" see butt (n.2) + -ery.

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