Associations to the word «Butter»

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BUTTER, noun. (uncountable) A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
BUTTER, noun. (countable) (obsolete) (chemistry) Any specific soft substance.
BUTTER, noun. (uncountable) Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
BUTTER, verb. (transitive) To spread butter on.
BUTTER, verb. To move one's weight backwards or forwards onto the tips or tails of one's skis or snowboard so only the tip or tail is in contact with the snow.
BUTTER, verb. (slang) (obsolete) (transitive) To increase (stakes) at every throw of dice, or every game.
BUTTER, noun. Someone who butts, or who butts in.
BUTTER BAR, noun. (US Air Force) (US Army) (US Marines) A 2nd Lieutenant.
BUTTER BAR, noun. (US Navy) (US Coast Guard) An Ensign.
BUTTER BARS, noun. Plural of butter bar
BUTTER BEAN, noun. Any of several beans, including the lima bean, sieva bean, wax bean, and civet bean.
BUTTER BEANS, noun. Plural of butter bean
BUTTER BOMB, noun. (informal) A wine in which diacetyl is deliberately promoted in order to impart a buttery flavour.
BUTTER BOMBS, noun. Plural of butter bomb
BUTTER CHICKEN, noun. A mild curry with marinaded chicken in a makhani sauce.
BUTTER CREAM, noun. A thick, sweet icing of butter and sugar, used in cakes as a filling or coating.
BUTTER CURLER, noun. A kitchen tool designed to produce decorative butter shapes for use in food decoration.
BUTTER DISH, noun. A specialised dish in which butter is served. It would normally have a base with a separate fitting lid with its own handle.
BUTTER DISHES, noun. Plural of butter dish
BUTTER FINGERS, noun. (idiomatic) A clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.
BUTTER FLOWER, noun. (obsolete) buttercup
BUTTER ICING, noun. Buttercream
BUTTER ICINGS, noun. Plural of butter icing
BUTTER KNIFE, noun. A non-serrated table knife with a dull edge and rounded point, designed for spreading butter on a piece of bread without tearing it.
BUTTER KNIVES, noun. Plural of butter knife
BUTTER LAMP, noun. A conspicuous feature of Tibetan Buddhist temples and monasteries throughout the Himalayas. The lamps traditionally burn clarified yak butter, but now often use vegetable oil.
BUTTER MY BUTT AND CALL ME A BISCUIT, interjection. (US South) (colloquial) An expression of astonishment upon learning something unbelievable (usually positive).
BUTTER OF ANTIMONY, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) antimony trichloride
BUTTER OF ARSENIC, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) The compound arsenic trichloride.
BUTTER OF TIN, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) tin tetrachloride pentahydrate
BUTTER OF ZINC, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) zinc chloride
BUTTER OIL, noun. Clarified butter
BUTTER ONE'S BREAD ON BOTH SIDES, verb. (idiomatic) To profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.
BUTTER PADDLE, noun. One of a pair of wooden tools used to shape butter into small blocks
BUTTER PADDLES, noun. Plural of butter paddle
BUTTER PAPER, noun. (rare) wax paper
BUTTER PEAR, noun. The avocado.
BUTTER PEARS, noun. Plural of butter pear
BUTTER PIE, noun. (UK) A traditional savoury pie consisting mainly of onions and potatoes.
BUTTER PIES, noun. Plural of butter pie
BUTTER SALT, noun. Salt with artificial butter flavoring, often used as a seasoning for popcorn
BUTTER TART, noun. (Canada) A tart filled with butter, sugar, eggs, and often raisins.
BUTTER TARTS, noun. Plural of butter tart
BUTTER TOOTH, noun. Either of the two middle incisors of the upper jaw.
BUTTER TREE, noun. The tree that produces shea butter, Vitellaria paradoxa
BUTTER UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.

Dictionary definition

BUTTER, noun. An edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use.
BUTTER, noun. A fighter who strikes the opponent with his head.
BUTTER, verb. Spread butter on; "butter bread".

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