Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, unknown date
Of or like butter.
Examples of Butyraceous in a sentence
"The sauce had a butyraceous consistency."
"Popcorn at movie theaters tastes butyraceous but doesn’t contain actual butter."
Popularity Over Time
This word is a combination of the Latin “butyrum,” meaning “butter,” and the word-forming element “-aceous,” meaning “belonging to, of the nature of.”
Did you Know?
As popular as butter is, “butyraceous” is not a word that commonly pops up. The USA show “Psych” did incorporate it in its second-ever episode, “Spellingg Bee,” when Gus tells his fake-psychic partner, Shawn, “See, the problem is that butyraceous is clearly a round one word.”