but·tery /ˈbʌtəri, ˈbʌtri/
But·ter·y a. Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.
But·ter·y, n.; pl. Butteries
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
adj 1: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner
or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome
introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent";
"oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the
unctuous Uriah Heep" [syn: fulsome, oily, oleaginous,
2: resembling or containing or spread with butter; "a rich
n 1: a small storeroom for storing foods or wines [syn: pantry,
2: a teashop where students in British universities can
purchase light meals