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butter

but·ter

butter

 
 
pronunciation:
buh tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
butter up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solid fat made by churning cream, used for cooking and spreading on bread.
definition 2: any of a number of foods similar to butter in texture or use as a spread.
peach buttercashew buttercocoa butter
similar words:
spread
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buttered, buttering, butters
definition: to apply butter to.
Please don't butter my toast.
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phrase: butter up
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  • butterscotch:
    a candy made from butter and brown sugar.
  • buttermilk:
    a sour drink made from milk.