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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 ?
And do you carry the butter to market when you've made it?
First they smeared him with butter, and then they rolled him in the dough.
They had been obliged to put Tom Kitten into a hot bath to get the butter off.
Then all the old hands remembered that a certain dry mead, into which a few of the cows had been admitted of late, had, in years gone by, spoilt the butter in the same way.
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?
Nut and seed butters naturally contain healthful, unsaturated fats that can help reduce the risk of several health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.
Now restaurants have taken it up a notch, flavouring their butters.
Flavored butters are a wonderful accompaniment to grilled meat, fish, bread, potatoes, and all manner of vegetables.
In comparison to cultured butters, sweet cream butter will always taste flat.
Plus, it's often spared the unflattering sugar and hydrogenated oils added to many name-brand peanut butters.
I've picked three flavoured butters that complement a host of food.