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shea

[ shee, shey ]
/ ʃi, ʃeɪ /
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noun

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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
/ (ˈʃɪə) /

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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