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a flavor produced in puddings, frostings, ice cream, etc., by combining brown sugar, vanilla extract, and butter with other ingredients.
a hard, brittle taffy made with butter, brown sugar, etc.
a golden brown color.
having the flavor of butterscotch.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
We Two Edna Lyall
The Great North Road: London to York Charles G. Harper
The Art Of The Moving Picture Vachel Lindsay
The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
Torchy Sewell Ford
The Haunts of Old Cockaigne Alex Thompson

a kind of hard brittle toffee made with butter, brown sugar, etc

a flavouring made from these ingredients
(as modifier): butterscotch icing


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