Try Our Apps


Fall Head Over Heels...

drawn butter

melted butter, clarified and often seasoned with herbs or lemon juice.
a sauce of melted butter, flour, vegetable or fish stock, and lemon juice.
Origin of drawn butter
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for drawn-butter
Historical Examples
  • Make a drawn-butter sauce of one tablespoonful of butter and two tablespoonfuls of flour cooked till the mixture leaves the pan.

  • To add food material, a dressing, such as drawn-butter sauce or mayonnaise dressing, is usually served.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Add one-half cupful of sliced or chopped hard-boiled eggs to two cupfuls of drawn-butter Sauce or sufficient melted butter.

  • Add two or three tablespoonfuls of capers to two cupfuls of drawn-butter Sauce.

  • When I brought on the asparagus, he said that in Poland they put burnt bread crumbs into drawn-butter sauce.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for drawn-butter

drawn butter

melted butter often with seasonings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for drawn butter

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for drawn

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for drawn-butter