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BUTTERY (from O. Fr. boterie, Late Lat. botaria, a place where liquor is stored, from butta, a cask), a place for storing wine; later, with a confusion with "butter," a pantry or storeroom for food; especially, at colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, the place where food other than meat, especially bread and butter, ale and wines, etc., are kept.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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