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Definition of Butter


  1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning.
  2. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence, or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao, vegetable butter, shea butter.
  3. To cover or spread with butter.
  4. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
  5. One who, or that which, butts.

Butter Quotations

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.
Garrison Keillor

I love making smoothies post-workout. My favorite - depending on the day - is either a chocolate whey protein shake with banana and peanut butter, or one with vanilla and berries.
Parker Young

I'm brilliant at cooking my stepmother's scrambled egg recipe. The secret is to put eggs, butter, milk, and seasoning together in the saucepan, and to keep stirring with a wooden spoon under a low heat until the preferred consistency is reached.
Ian Mckellen

I showed what I can do with butter, right? Eighty-five percent increase in sales. I'm very proud of them Country Life ads. They were funny and clever and classy like the Toblerone ads I grew up with.
John Lydon

In the 1960s, you could eat anything you wanted, and of course, people were smoking cigarettes and all kinds of things, and there was no talk about fat and anything like that, and butter and cream were rife. Those were lovely days for gastronomy, I must say.
Julia Child
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Butter Translations

butter in Afrikaans is botter
butter in Dutch is boter
butter in Finnish is voi
butter in French is beurre
butter in German is Butter, Butter, mit Butter bestreichen
butter in Italian is burro
butter in Portuguese is manteiga
butter in Spanish is manteca, mantequilla
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