shea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bambara si.

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  • IPA(key): /ʃi/, /ʃeɪ/, /ʃiə/, /ʃɪə/[1]

Noun[edit]

shea (uncountable)

  1. A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda.
  2. The fruit of this tree, having a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ shea” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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