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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical African tree (Butyrospermum parkii) having oily seeds that yield shea butter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An African sapotaceous tree (Bassia Parkii syn. Butyrospermum Parkii), from the seeds of which a substance resembling butter is obtained; the African butter tree.

Etymologies

Bambara si.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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