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 (və-nŭs′pə-tē, -näs′-)
Any of various hydrogenated vegetable oils, such as palm oil or cottonseed oil, having a semisolid or granular consistency, used especially in South Asian cooking.

[Hindi, short for vanaspati ghī, vegetable ghee : vanaspati, vegetation, the vegetable kingdom (from Sanskrit vanaspatiḥ, tree (literally, "lord of the wood") : vanas, probably genitive singular of van-, tree, wood; akin to Avestan vanā-, tree + patiḥ, lord; see poti- in Indo-European roots) + ghī, ghee.]


(Cookery) a hydrogenated vegetable fat commonly used in India as a substitute for butter
[C20: the Sanskrit name of a forest plant, from vana forest + pati lord]
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The wholesale oils and oilseeds market ended on a bearish note in the past week as edible oils drifted owing to sluggish demand from vanaspati millers and retailers amid a weak global trend.
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