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 for buttery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buttery \But"ter*y\, a.
     Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buttery \But"ter*y\, n.; pl. Butteries. [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.]
     1. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other
        provisions are kept.
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              All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars,
              pantries, and butteries, to the north. --Sir H.
                                                    Wotton.
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     2. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and
        refreshments are kept for sale to the students.
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              And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar. --E.
                                                    Hall.
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     3. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept. --Weale.
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     Buttery hatch, a half door between the buttery or kitchen
        and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were
        passed. --Wright.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  buttery
      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"; "soapy compliments" [syn:
             buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy,
             soapy, unctuous]
      2: resembling or containing or spread with butter; "a rich
         buttery cake"
      n 1: a small storeroom for storing foods or wines [syn:
           pantry, larder, buttery]
      2: a teashop where students in British universities can purchase
         light meals

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