Main definitions of buttery in English

: buttery1buttery2

buttery1

adjective

  • 1Containing or tasting like butter.

    ‘layers of flaky buttery pastry’
    • ‘The pecan tastes most strongly of the actual nut, and is a marvellously rich, buttery paste.’
    • ‘They have a pale gold creamy colour, buttery flavour and fine-grained texture.’
    • ‘Rich and buttery without being heavy, this fresh-tasting dish is good any time of year.’
    • ‘Their Butter Croissant is based on a light, buttery pastry of long French tradition.’
    • ‘Rich and buttery scones are accompanied by fancy tiny tea sandwiches.’
    • ‘I make little tarts with a nice buttery pastry whipped up in the food processor.’
    • ‘Creamy Brie, buttery croissants, indulgent pastries are just part of the French paradox.’
    • ‘Its rich, buttery nose also has hints of lemon and lime, with a rounded fruit quality and a long, rich finish.’
    • ‘A cobbler is not unlike a pie, but with a very thick layer - or individual blobs - of buttery sweet pastry on top of the fruit.’
    • ‘Let me confess at this point to a fatal prior weakness for tarts made with proper, homemade, buttery pastry.’
    • ‘The honeyed fila pastries and buttery nut cookies compose a separate late afternoon meal accompanied by thick Greek coffee.’
    • ‘We would stagger down from the Rue Oberkampf and collapse on the lawns of the Place des Vosges, letting the buttery pastry melt into our veins.’
    • ‘Because cream, butter, cheese, fatty meat and buttery pastries stimulate the liver to manufacture LDL, keep your intake of saturated animal fats low.’
    • ‘Let's face it, buttery puff pastry either needs to be warm to entice me, or feather-light crisp.’
    • ‘The light, buttery pastry would be perfect for a hot fruit filling.’
    • ‘Tatars and Russians also subscribe to the same school of hospitality, centring around the samovar and large arrays of buttery pastries.’
    • ‘His version is a light assembly of intensely sweet, sun-blush tomatoes, chalky goat's cheese and fabulous olives, just suspended in short, buttery pastry of admirable crumbliness.’
    • ‘I mean this is already my favorite type of pastry - buttery, ‘short,’ fruity - and the rhubarb gave it a nice tartness.’
    • ‘Who can resist the flinty crispness of baked pecans, suspended in a maple-goo inside short, buttery pastry?’
    • ‘I knew it was a compliment about something that was buttery rich, deliciously opulent and lip-smacking cool.’
    creamy, fatty, heavy, full-flavoured
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    1. 1.1 Covered with butter.
      ‘buttery fingers’
      • ‘Using my buttery hands, I spread the dough out to cover the pan.’
      • ‘He offers his buttery fingers for her to lick off, which she does.’
      • ‘Opulent aromas of butter and spice are kept fresh by scents of preserved lemon that entice to a full buttery mouthful of succulent tropical fruits with a much needed refreshing lemony zing on the finish.’
      • ‘Is it wrong that i want him to die in a car crash in which his buttery hands slip from the wheel?’
      • ‘Monica had the pan-fried crab claws in garlic butter for €11.50, which necessitated getting her fingers all buttery.’
      • ‘Strong, fresh arugula sat in the middle covered generously with thin, buttery foie gras slices.’
      • ‘After all, a chicken kiev is some dubious old meat, steamed off the bone, which threatens to shoot a hot jet of greasy, buttery juice into your eye if you don't approach it with care…’
      greasy, fatty, swimming in fat, swimming in oil, oleaginous
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Pronunciation

buttery

/ˈbʌt(ə)ri/

Main definitions of buttery in English

: buttery1buttery2

buttery2

noun

British
  • A room in a college where food is kept and sold to students.

    • ‘The college buttery staff have told students that each silver tankard is worth £15,000.’
    • ‘These wines are also available from the College Buttery which is open from 8 am - 2 pm and again in the evening from 6 - 8 pm.’
    • ‘Before the girls leave Northsound, they sample a local delicacy - the buttery.’
    • ‘The College Buttery is located between the Hall Screens and the Old Kitchen.’
    • ‘Our friend Pierre writes in that for those of our readers in Oxford, you can pop over to the St Antony's College buttery, which will be open for the duration.’

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French boterie ‘butt store’, from Old French bot (see butt).

Pronunciation

buttery

/ˈbʌt(ə)ri/