buttered; butters; buttering

Butter is a creamy spread made from milk fat. Your favorite breakfast might be hot toast slathered with butter.

The process of making butter involves churning cream until the fats coagulate and become creamy and pale yellow. Butter is sometimes salted, and usually formed into sticks for cooks to use in frying, baking, and spreading on corn on the cob and baked goods. To do this is to butter your bread. The Greek root word is boutyron, literally "cow cheese," from bous, "cow."

Definitions of butter
  1. noun
    an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
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    a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
    clarified butter, drawn butter
    butter made clear by heating and removing the sediment of milk solids
    beurre noisette, brown butter
    clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with vinegar or lemon juice and capers
    Meuniere butter, lemon butter
    clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with lemon juice and parsley
    yak butter
    butter made from yaks' milk
    clarified butter used in Indian cookery
    type of:
    food, solid food
    any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    dairy product
    milk and butter and cheese
  2. verb
    spread butter on
    butter bread”
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    type of:
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  3. noun
    a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
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    type of:
    battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
    someone who fights (or is fighting)
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