Definitions for: Butter

[n] an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
[n] a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
[v] spread butter on, as of bread

Webster (1913) Definition: But"ter (b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS.
butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`tyron; either fr. boy`s ox,
cow + tyro`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf.
1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by

2. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence,
or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the
chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of
antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly
solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao,
vegetable butter, shea butter.

Butter and eggs (Bot.), a name given to several plants
having flowers of two shades of yellow, as {Narcissus
incomparabilis}, and in the United States to the toadflax
(Linaria vulgaris).

Butter boat, a small vessel for holding melted butter at

Butter flower, the buttercup, a yellow flower.

Butter print, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of
butter; -- called also butter stamp. --Locke.

Butter tooth, either of the two middle incisors of the
upper jaw.

Butter tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Bassia, the seeds
of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The
butter tree of India is the B. butyracea; that of Africa
is the Shea tree (B. Parkii). See Shea tree.

Butter trier, a tool used in sampling butter.

Butter wife, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called
also butter woman. [Obs. or Archaic]

But"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buttered (?); p. pr. &
vb. n. Buttering.]
1. To cover or spread with butter.

I know what's what. I know on which side My bread is
buttered. --Ford.

2. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
[Cant] --Johnson.

Butt"er, n.
One who, or that which, butts.

See Also: battler, belligerent, beurre noisette, brown butter, clarified butter, combatant, cover, dairy product, drawn butter, fighter, food, lemon butter, Meuniere butter, scrapper, yak butter

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