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butternut tree | butterscotch | butterweed | butterweight | butterwort | buttery | butting | butting joint | buttinsky | buttock | buttocks


Adjective, Noun


     Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.  [1913 Webster]
butteryn. [OE. botery, botry; cf. LL. botaria wine vessel; also OE. botelerie, fr. F. bouteillerie, fr. boutellie bottle. Not derived from butter. See Bottle a hollow vessel, Butt a cask.].
  •  An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.  [1913 Webster]
    "All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars, pantries, and butteries, to the north."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.  [1913 Webster]
    "And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A cellar in which butts of wine are kept.  Weale.  [1913 Webster]
Buttery hatch, a half door between the buttery or kitchen and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were passed. Wright.


buttery, n. (pl. -ies) a room, esp. in a college, where provisions are kept and supplied to students etc.

buttery, adj. like, containing, or spread with butter.

butteriness n.




N store, stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry, spring, fount, fountain, well, wellspring, milch cow, stock in trade, supply, heap, treasure, reserve, corps de reserve, reserved fund, nest egg, savings, bonne bouche, crop, harvest, mow, vintage, store, accumulation, hoard, rick, stack, lumber, relay, storehouse, storeroom, storecloset, depository, depot, cache, repository, reservatory, repertory, repertorium, promptuary, warehouse, entrepot, magazine, buttery, larder, spence, garner, granary, cannery, safe-deposit vault, stillroom, thesaurus, bank, armory, arsenal, dock, gallery, museum, conservatory, menagery, menagerie, reservoir, cistern, aljibar, tank, pond, mill pond, gasometer, budget, quiver, bandolier, portfolio, coffer, conservation, storing, storage, keep, file (papers), lay in, preserve, Adj, stored, in store, in reserve, in ordinary, spare, supernumerary, adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit.

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