botterbak, noun

Plurals:
botterbakke /ˈbɔtə(r)bakə/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, botter butter + bak bowl.
historical
A rectangular wooden dish in which freshly-churned butter was worked. See also bakkie sense 1.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 257The watery lumps of butter are then transferred to a wooden botterbak.
1973 M.A. Cook Cape Kitchen 100When the butter had ‘come’ as the saying is, the buttermilk was strained off and the butter was tipped out into the botterbak. This was traditionally made of waboom...The botterbak was made out of one piece of wood.
1974 Reader’s Digest Dec.Objects that became obsolete more recently: house and kitchen gadgets like the botterbak — the rectangular wooden dish in which butter was served with a spaan or scoop.
1989 Afr. Wildlife Vol.43 No.3, 159Another traditional household use of the waboom was in the construction of butter-bowls or ‘botterbakke’ used in the butter-making process.
A rectangular wooden dish in which freshly-churned butter was worked.

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