The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Butter \But"ter\ (b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS.
butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`turon; either fr. boy`s ox,
cow + turo`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf.
1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by
2. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence,
or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the
chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of
antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly
solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao,
vegetable butter, shea butter.
Butter boat, a small vessel for holding melted butter at
Butter flower, the buttercup, a yellow flower.
Butter print, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of
butter; -- called also butter stamp. --Locke.
Butter tooth, either of the two middle incisors of the
Butter tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Bassia, the seeds
of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The
butter tree of India is the Bassia butyracea; that of
Africa is the Shea tree (Bassia Parkii). See Shea
Butter trier, a tool used in sampling butter.
Butter wife, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called
also butter woman. [Obs. or Archaic]