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Meaning of BUTTERY

Pronunciation:  'buturee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals
  2. [n]  a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
  3. [adj]  resembling or containing or spread with butter; "a rich buttery cake"
  4. [adj]  unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"

BUTTERY is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: fat, fatty, fulsome, insincere, larder, oily, oleaginous, pantry, smarmy, unctuous
 See Also: still room, stillroom, storage room, storeroom, stowage, tea parlor, tea parlour, teahouse, tearoom, teashop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \But"ter*y\, a.
    Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.
  2. \But"ter*y\, n.; pl. {Butteries}. [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.]
    1. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other
       provisions are kept.
             All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars,
             pantries, and butteries, to the north. --Sir H.
    2. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and
       refreshments are kept for sale to the students.
             And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar. --E.
    3. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept. --Weale.
    {Buttery hatch}, a half door between the buttery or kitchen
       and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were
       passed. --Wright.