Drawn butter
Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster]

{Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy.

{Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl.

{Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one equally contested.

{Drawn fox}, one driven from cover. --Shak.

{Drawn work}, ornamental work made by drawing out threads from fine cloth, and uniting the cross threads, to form a pattern. [1913 Webster]


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  • drawn butter — ☆ drawn butter n. melted clarified butter, often seasoned, used as a sauce …   English World dictionary

  • drawn butter — drawn′ but′ter n. coo melted butter, clarified and often seasoned • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • drawn butter — noun butter made clear by heating and removing the sediment of milk solids • Syn: ↑clarified butter • Hypernyms: ↑butter • Hyponyms: ↑ghee …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawn butter — 1. melted butter, clarified and often seasoned with herbs or lemon juice. 2. a sauce of melted butter, flour, vegetable or fish stock, and lemon juice. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawn butter — noun Date: circa 1740 melted clarified butter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Drawn — Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one equally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn battle — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn fowl — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn fox — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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