But"ter*y (?), a.

Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.


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But"ter*y, n.; pl. Buttplwies] (). [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.]


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.


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.


A cellar in which butts of wine are kept.


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



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