Bassia butyracea
Butter But"ter (b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`turon; either fr. boy`s ox, cow + turo`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. {Cow}.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Butter boat}, a small vessel for holding melted butter at table.

{Butter flower}, the buttercup, a yellow flower.

{Butter print}, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of butter; -- called also {butter stamp}. --Locke.

{Butter tooth}, either of the two middle incisors of the upper jaw.

{Butter tree} (Bot.), a tree of the genus {Bassia}, the seeds of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The butter tree of India is the {Bassia butyracea}; that of Africa is the Shea tree ({Bassia Parkii}). See {Shea tree}.

{Butter trier}, a tool used in sampling butter.

{Butter wife}, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called also {butter woman}. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster]


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  • Bassia butyracea — Mahwa tree Mah wa tree (Bot.) An East Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bassia latifolia}, and also {Bassia butyracea}), whose timber is used for wagon wheels, and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink. It is one of the butter trees …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bassia butyracea Roxb. — Symbol AEBU2 Synonym Symbol BABU3 Botanical Family Sapotaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Bassia Parkii — Butter But ter (b[u^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy turon; either fr. boy s ox, cow + turo s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. {Cow}.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bassia latifolia — Mahwa tree Mah wa tree (Bot.) An East Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bassia latifolia}, and also {Bassia butyracea}), whose timber is used for wagon wheels, and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink. It is one of the butter trees …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BASSIA THORELIANA PIERRE - БАССИЯ ТОРЕЛИ — см. 743. Дерево. В. thoreliana Pierre Б. Торели ex Lecomte, Fl. Génér. Indo Chine III (1930) 904. S y n.В. butyracea Roxb. var. thoreliana Pierre; Madhuca pierrei Lam. P а с п р. Индокит. (Лаос, берега Меконга). К у л ь т. Там же. Х о з …   Справочник растений

  • DIPLOKNEMA BUTYRACEA H. J. LAM - ИНДИЙСКОЕ МАСЛЯНОЕ ДЕРЕВО — см. 747. Дерево. D. butyracea H. J. Lam Индийское масляное дерево in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. Ser. III VII (1925)44. Wealth of India 3 (1952) 88, f. S у n. Bassia butyracea Roxb.; Madhuca butyracea (Roxb.) Macbride. М е с т н. н а з в. Англ.… …   Справочник растений

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  • Бассиево масло — (масло галам) жировое вещество, добываемое посредством обработки горячей водой маслянистых семян различных видов Bassia (см.), произрастающих на западном берегу Африки и в Индии. Для добычи служат: Bassia butyracea Roxb. и Bassia Parkii Don.,… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Bassiafett — (Bambarra , Bambouc , Choorie , Chorea , Djave , Galam , Illipe , Madhuca , Mafura , Mahwa , Noungon , Phulwara , Sheabutter, vegetabilische Butter), das Samenfett mehrerer Sapotaceenpflanzen. Eine genaue Feststellung der Abstammung der unter dem …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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