returning the butter
 n.— «For a man to marry, he had to have land to grow bananas. Even the gifts he took to the bride’s parents had to include matooke. After the marriage, when the bride did what came to be called ‘returning the butter’, she took to her parents’ home a number of gift items, including matooke.» —“Why the Baganda Adore Their Land” by Bob Kisiki New Vision (Kampala, Uganda) July 23, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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