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[gee] /gi/
a kind of liquid butter, used especially in the cooking of India, made from the milk of cows or buffaloes and clarified by boiling.
Origin of ghee
First recorded in 1655-65, ghee is from the Hindi word ghī Unabridged
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  • The milk that remains after the meals should be turned into ghee or clarified butter.

  • The number of oil and ghee pots in use in the country is very large.

  • It may be fruit, or brass pots, or ghee, or whatever else may be thought most acceptable.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • What stores of flour, and rice and ghee, and condiments were laid in!

    Tara Philip Meadows Taylor
  • The servant then put some ghee on his tongue, and made him swallow it.

    Dealings With The Dead A Sexton of the Old School
  • ghee is only melted butter, much used in India, most by Bengali.

    The Curry Cook's Assistant Daniel Santiagoe
  • Here he produced some ghee and chupatties, and half a dozen raw eggs.

    The Red Year Louis Tracy
  • In the night a sepoy came by with a large jar of ghee on his head.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
  • Well,” said the sepoy, very much frightened, “you may carry my ghee.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for ghee


butter, clarified by boiling, used in Indian cookery
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghri sprinkle
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