Etymology
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butane (n.)

paraffin hydrocarbon, 1875, from butyl, hydrocarbon from butyric acid, a product of fermentation found in rancid butter, from Latin butyrum (see butter (n.)) + chemical suffix -ane.

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Definitions of butane

butane (n.)
occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels;
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