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butter

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈbʌtər/
A1 a soft, pale yellow food made from cream that you put on bread and use in cooking Dairy products and eggs
→  See also peanut butter , butter wouldn't melt in sb's mouth
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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