buttery vs pantry what difference

what is difference between buttery and pantry



  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbʌtəɹi/

Etymology 1

From Middle English buttry, equivalent to butter +‎ -y. Piecewise doublet of butyric, butter ultimately being from Latin būtȳrum and -y being a doublet of -ic.


buttery (comparative butterier, superlative butteriest)

  1. Made with or tasting of butter.
    The buttery-tasting cookie was actually made with margarine, but you couldn’t tell by tasting it.
  2. Resembling butter in some way, such as color or texture.
    The old paper was a buttery color you no longer get.
  3. (informal) Marked by insincere flattery; obsequious.
  4. (computing, video games) Short for buttery smooth.
  • butterish
  • butterlike
  • butyraceous
  • butyric (rare)
Derived terms
  • butteriness

Etymology 2

From Middle English boterie, from Old French boterie and Medieval Latin buteria, from Late Latin botāria, from a variant form of butta (cask, bottle). The form was probably influenced by butter.


buttery (plural butteries)

  1. A room for keeping food or beverages; a storeroom.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 458:
      Pretty Pia from the buttery was a slut who was working her way through every knight in the castle.
  2. (Britain) A room in a university where snacks are sold.


  • Buttrey, Tetbury, Utterby



From Middle English panetrie, from Old French paneterie, related to Latin panis (bread).


  • enPR: pănʹ-tri, IPA(key): /ˈpæntɹi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpantɹi/, [ˈpan(ʰ)ɹ̥i]
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpæntɹi/
    • (without /æ/-tensing) [ˈpæn(ʰ)ɹ̥i]
    • (with /æ/-tensing) [ˈpeənt(ʰ)ɹ̥i]


pantry (plural pantries)

  1. A small room, closet, or cabinet usually located in or near the kitchen, dedicated to shelf-stable food storage and/or storing kitchenware, like a larder, but smaller.
    Coordinate terms: larder, root cellar


  • (room): walk-in pantry, walk-in, larder, press (Irish & Scots)
  • (closet): cupboard (UK), kitchen closet, larder, press (Irish & Scots)
  • (cabinet): cupboard, kitchen cabinet

Related terms

  • (servant overseeing a pantry): pantler, panter
  • pan


See also

  • Food storage on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • trypan

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