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butter British & World English

A pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking

butter English Thesaurus

she was good at buttering up advertisers

butter bean British & World English

A lima bean, especially one of a variety with large flat white seeds

butter cap British & World English

A buff-coloured woodland toadstool with a greasy cap, found in both Eurasia and North America and typically growing in tufts and often in rings

butter dish British & World English

A shallow container, typically with a lid, for storing butter

butter-soft British & World English

Having an extremely soft, smooth texture

butter tart British & World English

A tart with a filling of butter, eggs, brown sugar, and, typically, raisins

rum butter British & World English

A rich, sweet, rum-flavoured sauce of butter and sugar, served especially with mince pies or Christmas pudding

shea butter British & World English

A fatty substance obtained from the nuts of the shea tree, used in cosmetic skin preparations and food

apple butter British & World English

A paste of spiced stewed apple used as a spread or condiment, typically made with cider

black butter British & World English

A sauce made by heating butter until it is brown and, typically, adding vinegar

brandy butter British & World English

A stiff mixture of brandy, butter, and sugar, served with hot desserts

butter icing British & World English

Another term for buttercream.

butter knife British & World English

A knife whose blade has a blunt, rounded end, used for spreading butter

butter muslin British & World English

Loosely woven cotton cloth, formerly used for wrapping butter

cocoa butter British & World English

A fatty substance obtained from cocoa beans, used in the manufacture of confectionery and cosmetics

peanut butter British & World English

A paste of ground roasted peanuts, usually eaten spread on bread

sweet butter British & World English

A type of unsalted butter made from fresh pasteurized cream

coconut butter British & World English

A solid fat obtained from the flesh of the coconut, and used in the manufacture of soap, candles, ointment, etc.

witches' butter British & World English

A black gelatinous European fungus which forms folded cup-like masses on dead wood

vegetable butter British & World English

Vegetable fat with the consistency of butter

bread and butter British & World English

A person’s livelihood or main source of income

butter someone up British & World English

Flatter or otherwise ingratiate oneself with someone

butter-and-eggs British & World English

Any of a number of plants having two shades of yellow in the flower, especially yellow toadflax

bread-and-butter letter British & World English

A letter expressing thanks for hospitality

bread-and-butter pickle British & World English

A variety of sweet pickle made with thin-sliced cucumbers and various seasonings

bread-and-butter pudding British & World English

A dessert consisting of slices of bread and butter layered with dried fruit and sugar and baked with a mixture of milk and egg

fine words butter no parsnips British & World English

Nothing is achieved by empty promises or flattery

like a knife through butter British & World English

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty

butter someone up in butter British & World English

Flatter or otherwise ingratiate oneself with someone

buttercream British & World English

A soft mixture of butter and icing sugar used as a filling or topping for a cake

look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth British & World English

Appear gentle or innocent while typically being the opposite

fine words butter no parsnips in fine1 British & World English

Nothing is achieved by empty promises or flattery

like a knife through butter in knife British & World English

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty

butter someone up in butter English Thesaurus

she was good at buttering up advertisers

look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth in butter British & World English

Appear gentle or innocent while typically being the opposite

like a hot knife through butter in knife British & World English

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty