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butter

noun [U] uk   /ˈbʌt.ər/  us   /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ/
A1 a pale yellow solid food containing a lot of fat that is made from cream and is spread on bread or used in cooking: We were served scones with butter and jam. Have some bread and butter (= bread spread with butter). a butter dish
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verb [T] uk   /ˈbʌt.ər/  us   /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ/
to spread butter on something
buttered
adjective uk   /ˈbʌt.əd/  us   /ˈbʌt̬.ɚd/
buttered toast
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Translations of “butter”
in Arabic زُبْدة…
in Korean 버터…
in Malaysian mentega…
in French beurre…
in Turkish tereyağ…
in Italian burro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奶油,牛油…
in Russian масло…
in Polish masło…
in Vietnamese bơ…
in Spanish mantequilla…
in Portuguese manteiga…
in Thai เนย…
in German die Butter…
in Catalan mantega…
in Japanese バター…
in Indonesian mentega susu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黄油…
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