shea

[shee, shey]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. she-devil,
  2. she-male,
  3. she-oak,
  4. she-wolf,
  5. she/he,
  6. shea butter,
  7. shea nut,
  8. shea tree,
  9. sheading,
  10. sheaf

Origin of shea

1799; said to be < Bambara si (shea is Mungo Park's spelling)

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British Dictionary definitions for shea

shea

noun

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 for shea

C18: from Bambara si

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