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ghee

[gee] /gi/
noun
1.
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
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65, ghee is from the Hindi word ghī
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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

ghee

/ɡiː/
noun
1.
butter, clarified by boiling, used in Indian cookery
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghri sprinkle
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