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ghee

[gee]
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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.
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Origin of ghee

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


British Dictionary definitions for ghee

ghee

noun
  1. butter, clarified by boiling, used in Indian cookery
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Word Origin

C17: from Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghri sprinkle
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