butterball

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n butterball small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage
    • n butterball a rotund individual
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Butterball a fat person or animal.
    • Butterball a lump of butter rounded into a ball.
    • Butterball a plump chicken or turkey prepared for cooking.
    • Butterball The buffel duck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n butterball Same as buffle, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

They're as fat as butterballs.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
Butterballs and scoters paddled up at his approach.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
They were surely butterballs as the midget proclaimed.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Now Mrs. Butterball and Butterette were the only cows, and they lived in a box stall near Peter and Paul.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
Mallards, teal, butterballs, all edible ducks, are to be treated the same as grouse.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
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In news:

Butterball taps new immigrant worker source.
Absenteeism and job turnover has become an increasing problem for the state's largest turkey producer, so Butterball has begun recruiting from a different pool of workers.
Thawed Butterball Turkey Medallions Rinsed, crisp Spring Mix Pistachios Mandarin Oranges, peeled and separated Feta Cheese.
The Butterball Turkey talk-line opened on Monday with Thanksgiving just three weeks away.
The Butterball folks tout their expertise in cooking the perfect bird.
Red Cross and Butterball provide New Year's meal.
More than 100 local needy people had a traditional New Year's ham dinner today at the Community Soup Kitchen, thanks to the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Butterball .
Butterball acquisition creates a turkey titan.
Butterball 's Sherleen Clausen talks turkey.
John Gessell is pictured next to photos of (from top): his grandfather, Joe, a Butterball partner.
His father, John Gessell, Sr. Who raised turkeys for Butterball and then Jennie-O.
ConAgra Foods Inc plans to divest most of its refrigerated meats businesses, including the Armour, Butterball, and Eckrich brands.
At the fall 2012 board meeting of the American Butter Institute (ABI) held last week in Las Vegas, David Riemersma of Butterball Farms, Inc was elected President of ABI, and two new officers were seated.
Well, rather than get drunk again and prank the lady on the Butterball hotline, Jack decided to get our turkey on again this year with our third Freebird Stick Up .
Archies Top 10 List of the Weirdest (Stupid) Questions for Butterball.
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