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3 definitions found for buttery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Buttery \But"ter*y\, a. Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter. [1913 Webster]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Buttery \But"ter*y\, n.; 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. [1913 Webster] All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars, pantries, and butteries, to the north. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students. [1913 Webster] And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster] 3. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept. --Weale. [1913 Webster] Buttery hatch, a half door between the buttery or kitchen and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were passed. --Wright. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
buttery adj 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" n 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