Butterbur Family

From Tolkien Gateway

Butterbur was an old family of Bree, that had kept the inn there, the Prancing Pony, for years beyond reckoning. The innkeeper at the time of the War of the Ring was Barliman Butterbur.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

2011: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North:

The family is mentioned by Barliman Butterbur, who tells the player that the Prancing Pony has been in possession of the Butterbur family for many generations.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Butterbur (Petasites vulgaris) is a fleshy plant with a heavy flower-head on a thick stalk, and very large leaves. It contains the element 'butter' also found in English place-names and surnames.[3]