shea tree


an African tree, Butyrospermum parkii, of the sapodilla family, bearing a round, smooth-skinned fruit that contains one or more seeds yielding shea butter.

Nearby words

  1. she-wolf,
  2. she/he,
  3. shea,
  4. shea butter,
  5. shea nut,
  6. sheading,
  7. sheaf,
  8. shealing,
  9. shear,
  10. shear force

Origin of shea tree

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019