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buttery


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buttery  \But"ter*y\,  a. 
  Having  the  qualities,  consistence,  or  appearance,  of  butter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buttery  \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. 
  Wotton. 
 
  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. 
  Hall. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buttery 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {fulsome},  {oily},  {oleaginous}, 
  {smarmy},  {unctuous}] 
  2:  resembling  or  containing  or  spread  with  butter;  "a  rich 
  buttery  cake" 
  n  1:  a  small  room  for  storing  foods  or  wines  [syn:  {pantry},  {larder}] 
  2:  where  students  in  British  universities  can  purchase  light 
  meals 




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