Definition of butyraceous in English:

butyraceous

Syllabification: bu·tyr·a·ceous
Pronunciation: /ˌbyo͞odəˈrāSHəs
 
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adjective

Of or like butter.
More example sentences
  • Clearly, the selection process for membership ensures the selection of balbutient loggerheads with butyraceous brains jectigating in the reniform hallways of mediocrity.
  • Palm oil is of a butyraceous consistence, of a reddish-yellow or orange-yellow color, and a pleasant odor.
  • The flowers yield their active properties to water by infusion, and when distilled give over a small proportion of volatile oil, which on cooling assumes a butyraceous consistence and contains an appreciable portion of ammonia.

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