I. noun (plural -teries) Etymology: Middle English boterie, from Anglo-French, from but cask, butt — more at butt Date: 14th century 1. a storeroom for liquors 2. a. chiefly dialect pantry b. a room (as in an English college) stocking provisions for sale to students II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having the qualities (as smoothness or richness) of butter <
buttery flavors
b. containing or spread with butter <
buttery pastry
2. marked by flattery <
buttery compliments

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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