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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butter  \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 
  {Cow}.] 
  1.  An  oily,  unctuous  substance  obtained  from  cream  or  milk  by 
  churning. 
 
  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 
  table. 
 
  {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] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butter  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butter  \Butt"er\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  butts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butter 
  n  1:  an  edible  emulsion  of  fat  globules  made  by  churning  milk  or 
  cream;  for  cooking  and  table  use 
  2:  a  fighter  who  strikes  the  opponent  with  his  head 
  v  :  spread  butter  on  as  of  bread 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Butter 
  (Heb.  hemah),  curdled  milk  (Gen.  18:8;  Judg.  5:25;  2  Sam. 
  17:29),  or  butter  in  the  form  of  the  skim  of  hot  milk  or  cream, 
  called  by  the  Arabs  kaimak  a  semi-fluid  (Job  20:17;  29:6;  Deut. 
  32:14).  The  words  of  Prov.  30:33  have  been  rendered  by  some  "the 
  pressure  [not  churning]  of  milk  bringeth  forth  cheese." 
 




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