shea

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shea

(ˈʃɪə)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical African sapotaceous tree, Butyrospermum parkii, with oily seeds
2. (Elements & Compounds) shea butter the white butter-like fat obtained from the seeds of this plant and used as food, to make soaps, etc
[C18: from Bambara si]

shea

(ʃi, ʃeɪ)

n., pl. sheas.
an African tree, Butyrospermum parkii, bearing seeds that yield a whitish, waxy fat (shea′ but`ter) used in food, soaps, and candles.
[1799; said to be < Bambara si]
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