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Butterscotch, a toffee-like confection of sugar and butter, is first heard of in the mid-nineteenth century. It presumably got its name from being originally manufactured in Scotland, although its history is uncertain. The first known reference to it comes in F. K. Robinson's Glossary of Yorkshire Words (1855), where it is called butterscot.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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