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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
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Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. hemah), curdled milk (Genesis 18:8; Judges 5:25; 2 Samuel 17:29), or butter in the form of the skim of hot milk or cream, called by the Arabs kaimak, a semi-fluid (Job 20:17; 29:6; Deuteronomy 32:14). The words of Proverbs 30:33 have been rendered by some "the pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese."

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Curdled milk. (Genesis 18:8; 32:14; Judges 5:25; Job 20:17) Milk is generally offered to travellers in Palestine in a curdled or sour state, leben , thick, almost like butter. Hasselquist describes the method of making butter employed by the Arab women: "they made butter in a leather bag, hung on three poles erected for the purpose, in the form of a cone, and drawn to and fro by two women."

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BUT'TER, noun [Latin butyrum.] An oily substance obtained from cream or milk by churning. Agitation separates the fat or oily part of milk from the thin or serous part, called butter-milk.

Butter, in the old chimistry, was applied to various preparations; as,

Butter of antimony, now called the sublimated muriate of antimony, and made by distilling a mixture of corrosive sublimate and the regulus.

Butter of arsenic, sublimated muriate of arsenic, made by a like process.

Butter of bismuth, sublimated muriate of bismuth.

Butter of tin, sublimated muriate of tin.

Butter of zink, sublimated muriate of zink.

Butter of cacao, is an oily concrete white matter obtained from the cacao nut, made by bruising the nut and boiling it in water.

Butter of wax, the oleaginous part of wax, obtained by distillation, and of a butyraceous consistence.

BUT'TER, verb transitive To smear with butter

1. To increase the stakes at every throw or every game; a cant term among gamesters.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BUT'TER-BUMP, noun The bittern.

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BUT'TER-BURR, noun A plant, a species of Tussilago, or Colt's-foot, called petasites, growing in wet land, with large leaves.

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BUT'TER-CUPS, noun A name given to a species of Ranunculus or crow-foot, with bright yellow flowers; called also golden-cup.

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BUT'TER-FLOWER, noun A yellow flower.

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BUT'TERFLY, noun [from the color of a yellow species.]

Papilio, a genus of insects, of the order of lepidopters. They have four wings imbricated with a kind of downy scales; the tongue is convoluted in a spiral form; and the body is hairy. The species are numerous. Butter-flies proceed from the crysalids of caterpillars; caterpillars proceed from eggs deposited by butterflies; they then change into crysalids, which produce butterflies, which again deposit their eggs.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BUTTERFLY-SHELL, noun A genus of testaceous'molluscas, with a spiral unilocular shell; called voluta.

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BUT'TERIS, noun An instrument of steel set in wood, for paring the hoof of a horse.

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BUT'TER-MILK, noun The milk that remains after the butter is separated from it. Johnson calls this whey; but whey is the thin part of the milk after the curd or cheese is separated. butter-milk in America is not called whey.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BUT'TERNUT, noun [butter and nut.]

The fruit of an American tree, the Juglans cinerea; so called from the oil it contains. The tree bears a resemblance, in its general appearance, to the walnut, or black walnut, so called. It is sometimes called oilnut and white walnut. The tree is called also butternut or butternut-tree. Dr. M. Cutler calls it Juglans Cathartica.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


BUT'TER-STAMP, noun A piece of carved wood, used to mark cakes of butter.

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BUT'TER-TOOTH, noun A broad fore tooth.

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BUT'TER-WOMAN, noun A woman who sells butter.

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BUT'TERWORT, noun A species of Pinguicula, a plant growing on bogs or soft grounds. The leaves are covered with soft pellucid prickles, which secrete a glutinous liquor; and milk, in which these are steeped, or washed, acquires, in a day or two, consistency, and is an agreeable food, used in the north of Sweden.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BUT'TERY, adjective [from butter.] Having the qualities or appearance of butter.

BUT'TERY, noun An apartment in a house, where butter, milk, provisions and utensils are kept. In some colleges, a room where liquors, fruit and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.