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but·ter

(bŭt'ĕr),
1. A coherent mass of milk fat, obtained by churning or shaking cream until the separate fat globules run together, leaving a liquid residue, buttermilk.
2. A soft solid having more or less the consistency of butter.
[L. butyrum, G. boutyros, prob. fr. bous, cow, + tyros, cheese]

butter

a soft, solid substance, such as the oily mass produced by churning cream.

butter

Drug slang
A regional term for:
(1) Marijuana.
(2) Crack cocaine.
 
Nutrition
An oily, unctuous substance obtained from dairy products by churning, commonly used for cooking or as a condiment.

but·ter

(bŭt'ĕr)
1. A coherent emulsion of milk fat, obtained by churning or shaking cream until the separate fat globules run together, leaving a liquid residue, buttermilk.
2. A soft solid having the consistency of butter.
[L. butyrum, G. boutyros, prob. fr. bous, cow, + tyros, cheese]
References in classic literature ?
Try the local bread, honor the York butter, test the freshness of a new and neighboring egg.
The March Hare took the watch and looked at it gloomily: then he dipped it into his cup of tea, and looked at it again: but he could think of nothing better to say than his first remark, `It was the BEST butter, you know.
he cried, "so it is you, and not the rats and mice, who steal my butter.
which they never violate) they explain thus: the sheep is the mother of them who swear; the butter betokens the love between the mother and the children, and an oath taken on a mother's head is sacred.
It requires dough and a pat of butter, and a rolling-pin," said Anna Maria, considering Tom Kitten with her head on one side.
Hetty blushed a deep rose-colour when Captain Donnithorne entered the dairy and spoke to her; but it was not at all a distressed blush, for it was inwreathed with smiles and dimples, and with sparkles from under long, curled, dark eyelashes; and while her aunt was discoursing to him about the limited amount of milk that was to be spared for butter and cheese so long as the calves were not all weaned, and a large quantity but inferior quality of milk yielded by the shorthorn, which had been bought on experiment, together with other matters which must be interesting to a young gentleman who would one day be a landlord, Hetty tossed and patted her pound of butter with quite a self-possessed, coquettish air, slyly conscious that no turn of her head was lost.
I don't mind about the butter," she said, "and I--I'm sorry he hurt you
If I have only a piece of bread (and I certainly shall always be able to get that), I can, whenever I like, eat my butter and cheese with it; and when I am thirsty I can milk my cow and drink the milk: and what can I wish for more?
Why, Crick--that maid we had years ago, do ye mind, and how the butter didn't come then "
The bread she puts on in an iron basket, and the butter (and not much of it) in a small pewter plate.
In a moment the untidy youth brought in two large pots of tea and on a second journey immense dishes of bread and butter.
For other breakfast things, George suggested eggs and bacon, which were easy to cook, cold meat, tea, bread and butter, and jam.