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Topic: FOOD DISH

Language: Old English
Origin: butere, from Latin butyrum, from Greek boutyron, from bous 'cow' + tyros 'cheese'

butter

1 noun
     
butter
but‧ter1 S2 [uncountable]
1DFF a solid yellow food made from milk or cream that you spread on bread or use in cooking bread-and-butter
2

butter wouldn't melt in somebody's mouth

used to say that someone seems to be very kind and sincere but is not really
buttery adjective
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