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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌt(ə)ri/


1Containing or tasting like butter: layers of flaky buttery pastry
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  • Creamy Brie, buttery croissants, indulgent pastries are just part of the French paradox.
  • Because cream, butter, cheese, fatty meat and buttery pastries stimulate the liver to manufacture LDL, keep your intake of saturated animal fats low.
  • His version is a light assembly of intensely sweet, sun-blush tomatoes, chalky goat's cheese and fabulous olives, just suspended in short, buttery pastry of admirable crumbliness.
1.1Covered with butter: buttery fingers
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  • He offers his buttery fingers for her to lick off, which she does.
  • After all, a chicken kiev is some dubious old meat, steamed off the bone, which threatens to shoot a hot jet of greasy, buttery juice into your eye if you don't approach it with care…
  • Strong, fresh arugula sat in the middle covered generously with thin, buttery foie gras slices.



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  • The pastry was light and pliable, the nuts were freshly roasted and crushed, hence gloriously free from the rancity that comes with age and they had a lovely homemade butteriness and just enough syrup to moisten.
  • As well as a great frog motif on top of the cork, this wine impressed with its delicate, sweaty, fresh nose giving way to green apples, freesias and a creamy butteriness with good acidity.
  • The bland butteriness of the potato is a perfect vehicle for the truffle aroma and texture.

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌt(ə)ri/

noun (plural butteries)

A room in a college where food is kept and sold to students.
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  • The college buttery staff have told students that each silver tankard is worth £15,000.
  • Before the girls leave Northsound, they sample a local delicacy - the buttery.
  • Our friend Pierre writes in that for those of our readers in Oxford, you can pop over to the St Antony's College buttery, which will be open for the duration.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French boterie 'butt store', from Old French bot (see butt4).

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