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1. A syrup, sauce, candy, or flavoring made by melting butter and brown sugar together.
2. A golden or tawny brown.

[Alteration of butterscot : butter + scot, of unknown origin.]


1. (Cookery) a kind of hard brittle toffee made with butter, brown sugar, etc
2. (Cookery)
a. a flavouring made from these ingredients
b. (as modifier): butterscotch icing.
[C19: perhaps first made in Scotland, or perhaps from scotch1 (sense 3), 'to cut or score', because it was originally cut with a knife into small pieces]


(ˈbʌt ərˌskɒtʃ)

1. a flavor produced in puddings, ice cream, etc., by combining brown sugar, butter, and vanilla.
2. a hard, brittle taffy made with butter, brown sugar, etc.
3. a golden brown color.
[1850–55; earlier also butterscot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butterscotch - a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
حَلْوى مِنَ السُّكَّر والزُّبْدَه
mléčný bonbon
mliečny bonbón
tereyağlı akide şekeri


ncaramel m dur (au beurre)
modif [sauce] → au caramel


(ˈbatə) noun
a fatty substance made from cream by churning.
to spread with butter. She buttered the bread.
ˈbuttery adjective
a buttery knife.
ˈbutterfingers noun
a person who is likely to drop things which he or she is carrying.
ˈbutterscotch (-skotʃ) noun
a kind of hard toffee made with butter.
butter up
to flatter (someone) usually because one wants him to do something for one.
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