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[shee, shey] /ʃi, ʃeɪ/
Origin of shea
1799; said to be < Bambara si (shea is Mungo Park's spelling) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the other hand, the interpretation of M. Marcoux, as given by shea, is thoroughly in keeping with her character.

  • The lieutenant supposed it to be shea, probably, and opened it himself.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • I told him how you had volunteered to fight for the Boers, and about the day you nearly killed that blackguard shea.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • Then Mr. shea's feelings became too strong for his self-control.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • shea went for the doctor and Hogan to call Lieutenant Blake.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • shea was a heavy man, and by the time Lucien had him aboard he was ready to faint from exhaustion and the loss of blood.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
  • During the firing Sergeant shea received a slight wound in the hand.

British Dictionary definitions for shea


a tropical African sapotaceous tree, Butyrospermum parkii, with oily seeds
shea butter, the white butter-like fat obtained from the seeds of this plant and used as food, to make soaps, etc
Word Origin
C18: from Bambara si
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