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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buttery \But"ter*y\, adjective Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buttery \But"ter*y\, noun; pl. {Butteries}. [OE. botery, botry; cf. LL. botaria wine vessel; also OE. botelerie, fr. F. bouteillerie, fr. boutellie bottle. Not derived from butter. See {Bottle} a hollow vessel, {Butt} a cask.]

1. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.

All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars, pantries, and butteries, to the north. --Sir H. Wotton.

2. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.

And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar. --E. Hall.

3. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept. --Weale.

{Buttery hatch}, a half door between the buttery or kitchen and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were passed. --Wright.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

buttery

adjective

1: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments" [syn: {buttery}, {fulsome}, {oily}, {oleaginous}, {smarmy}, {soapy}, {unctuous}]

2: resembling or containing or spread with butter; "a rich buttery cake"

noun

1: a small storeroom for storing foods or wines [syn: {pantry}, {larder}, {buttery}]

2: a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals


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