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Butter dishes

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Dishes for holding and serving butter at the table. Use "butter chips" for small dishes used by an individual diner to hold a pat or small serving of butter. Use "butter coolers" for vessels designed to serve chilled butter at the table.

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<serving dishes>

Narrower Terms used

butter boat

Equivalent Terms used

butter dish


11yrs ago

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