/but"euhr berr'/, n.
any of several composite plants of the genus Petasites, having large, woolly leaves said to have been used to wrap butter.
[1540-50; BUTTER + BUR1]

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  • Butterbur — But ter*bur , n. (Bot.) A broad leaved plant ({Petasites vulgaris}) of the Composite family, said to have been used in England for wrapping up pats of butter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterbur — [but′ərbʉr΄] n. any of several plants (genus Petasites) of the composite family, esp. a European plant ( P. hybridus), with large, kidney shaped leaves …   English World dictionary

  • butterbur — japoninis šaukštis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Petasites japonicus), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Petasites japonicus angl. butterbur; giant butterbur; sweet coltsfoot vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butterbur — noun Any of several Eurasian herbs, of the genus Petasites, have dense clusters of often purple flowers …   Wiktionary

  • butterbur — n. small Eurasian plant with large woolly leaves (used to wrap butter) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • butterbur — [ bʌtəbə:] noun a waterside plant with pale purple flowers and large soft leaves formerly used to wrap butter. [Petasites hybridus and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • butterbur — but·ter·bur …   English syllables

  • butterbur — n. any of several plants of the genus Petasites with large soft leaves, formerly used to wrap butter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butterbur (disambiguation) — Butterbur may refer to *The plant of that name, the Butterbur. *Barleyman Butterbur, a character in The Lord of the Rings …   Wikipedia

  • Butterbur Family —  / Butterbur    The family that kept the Prancing Pony.    An old family of Bree, that had kept the inn there, the Prancing Pony, for years beyond reckoning. The innkeeper at the time of the War of the Ring was Barliman Butterbur …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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