Button is a vegetarian English cheese, produced by Hugh Lillington. It is very soft and fragile, with a delicate mousse texture.

The cheese is ripe from five through ten days after production, and reaches the cheese lover in one of several varieties: coated in pink peppercorns, herbs, or chopped nuts. All varieties are dusted in ash.

The fat content of Button is 45%. It's flavour has been described as reminicent of almonds, honey, white wine, and tangerine.

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In curling, the smallest (two-foot diameter) ring in the center of the house. Whichever rink has one or more of their rocks closest to the button scores one point for each such rock.

In televised curling events, the sponsor's logo sometimes appears in the center of the button.

But"ton (?), n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See Butt an end.]

1.

A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.

2.

A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten together the different parts of dress, by being attached to one part, and passing through a slit, called a buttonhole, in the other; -- used also for ornament.

3.

A bud; a germ of a plant.

Shak.

4.

A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door.

5.

A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion.

Button hook, a hook for catching a button and drawing it through a buttonhole, as in buttoning boots and gloves. -- Button shell Zool., a small, univalve marine shell of the genus Rotella. -- Button snakeroot. Bot. (a) The American composite genus Liatris, having rounded buttonlike heads of flowers. (b) An American umbelliferous plant with rigid, narrow leaves, and flowers in dense heads. -- Button tree Bot., a genus of trees (Conocarpus), furnishing durable timber, mostly natives of the West Indies. -- To hold by the button, to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; to buttonhole.

 

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But"ton, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buttoned (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Buttoning (#).] [OE. botonen, OF. botoner, F. boutonner. See Button, n.]

1.

To fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make secure with buttons; -- often followed by up.

He was a tall, fat, long-bodied man, buttoned up to the throat in a tight green coat. Dickens.

2.

To dress or clothe.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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But"ton, v. i.

To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not button.

 

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