Main definitions of buttery in English

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buttery1

adjective

  • 1Containing or tasting like butter.

    ‘layers of flaky buttery pastry’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their Butter Croissant is based on a light, buttery pastry of long French tradition.’
    • ‘I make little tarts with a nice buttery pastry whipped up in the food processor.’
    • ‘Its rich, buttery nose also has hints of lemon and lime, with a rounded fruit quality and a long, rich finish.’
    • ‘Let me confess at this point to a fatal prior weakness for tarts made with proper, homemade, buttery pastry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rich and buttery without being heavy, this fresh-tasting dish is good any time of year.’
    • ‘The honeyed fila pastries and buttery nut cookies compose a separate late afternoon meal accompanied by thick Greek coffee.’
    • ‘Let's face it, buttery puff pastry either needs to be warm to entice me, or feather-light crisp.’
    • ‘Rich and buttery scones are accompanied by fancy tiny tea sandwiches.’
    • ‘Tatars and Russians also subscribe to the same school of hospitality, centring around the samovar and large arrays of buttery pastries.’
    • ‘I mean this is already my favorite type of pastry - buttery, ‘short,’ fruity - and the rhubarb gave it a nice tartness.’
    • ‘They have a pale gold creamy colour, buttery flavour and fine-grained texture.’
    • ‘Creamy Brie, buttery croissants, indulgent pastries are just part of the French paradox.’
    • ‘Because cream, butter, cheese, fatty meat and buttery pastries stimulate the liver to manufacture LDL, keep your intake of saturated animal fats low.’
    • ‘Who can resist the flinty crispness of baked pecans, suspended in a maple-goo inside short, buttery pastry?’
    • ‘The pecan tastes most strongly of the actual nut, and is a marvellously rich, buttery paste.’
    • ‘The light, buttery pastry would be perfect for a hot fruit filling.’
    • ‘I knew it was a compliment about something that was buttery rich, deliciously opulent and lip-smacking cool.’
    creamy, fatty, buttery, heavy, full-flavoured
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    1. 1.1Covered with butter.
      ‘buttery fingers’
      • ‘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…’
      • ‘He offers his buttery fingers for her to lick off, which she does.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘Using my buttery hands, I spread the dough out to cover the pan.’

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.

    • ‘Before the girls leave Northsound, they sample a local delicacy - the buttery.’
    • ‘The college buttery staff have told students that each silver tankard is worth £15,000.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The College Buttery is located between the Hall Screens and the Old Kitchen.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

buttery

/ˈbʌt(ə)ri/