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  • but´ter|i|ness — but|ter|y1 «BUHT uhr ee», adjective. 1. like butter. 2. containing or spread with butter: »buttery rolls. 3. Figurative. given to flattery: »buttery manners. ╂[< butter + y1] –but´ter|i|ness, noun. but|ter|y2 «BUHT uhr ee, BUHT r …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter|y — but|ter|y1 «BUHT uhr ee», adjective. 1. like butter. 2. containing or spread with butter: »buttery rolls. 3. Figurative. given to flattery: »buttery manners. ╂[< butter + y1] –but´ter|i|ness, noun. but|ter|y2 «BUHT uhr ee, BUHT r …   Useful english dictionary

  • But|ter|cup — «BUHT uhr KUHP», noun. a common plant with bright yellow flowers shaped like cups. The buttercup belongs to the crowfoot family. Its deeply divided leaves resemble a crow s foot. But|ter|cup «BUHT uhr KUHP», noun. a breed of chicken developed in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter-and-egg man — «BUHT uhr uhn EHG», U.S. Slang. a middle class businessman who is, or is thought to be, wealthy and free with his money …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter-and-eggs — «BUHT uhr uhn EHGZ», noun. a common European toadflax having showy yellow and orange flowers and growing as a weed in much of North America …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter-fin|gered — «BUHT uhr FIHNG guhrd», adjective. Informal. apt to let things drop or slip through one s fingers: »The most butter fingered of incompetents…had no trouble at all installing the panels (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter|ball — «BUHT uhr BL», noun. 1. U.S. Informal. a small, plump person: »Willie Pastrano was a fat little five foot butterball (Time). 2. = bufflehead. (Cf. ↑bufflehead) …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter|box — «BUHT uhr BOKS», noun. = bufflehead (def. 1). (Cf. ↑bufflehead) …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter|bur — «BUHT uhr BUR», noun. a perennial European composite herb whose large, soft leaves are said to have been used for wrapping butter …   Useful english dictionary

  • but|ter|fat — «BUHT uhr FAT», noun. the fat in milk. It can be made into butter. A certain percentage of butterfat is required by law in each of the various grades of milk and cream …   Useful english dictionary


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