Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See vegetable butters (under butter), gutta-shea, and karite.

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Examples

  • “She decided to take over a very small shea-butter business, and she did very well,” Menanteau says.

    L’Occitane Gives Back: John Ortved

  • These beans are sometimes fraudulently soaked in shea-butter to make them heavy, and I once saw a pebble ground exactly into the form of one of them; but such practices are not very common.

    Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, 1795-7

  • Moorish countries, bartering corn and blue cotton cloths for salt, which they again barter in Dentila and other districts for iron, shea-butter, and small quantities of gold-dust.

    Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, 1795-7

  • Rice and cereals, indigo and cotton, coffee and arrowroot, tallow-nuts and shea-butter, squills and jalap, oil-palms and cocoas, ginger, cayenne, and ground-nuts are to be grown.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • The men Ms. Teer later picked to be her lead partners in that effort, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman, began their careers on 125th Street, peddling organic shea-butter soaps, much like the ones Mr. Dennis's grandmother once sold at village markets in Africa.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Look out for oils that contain rose, neroli and evening primrose and moisturisers with shea-butter - they will make your legs look instantly better.'

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The slatee was therefore desirous of exchanging this slave for one of Karfa's, and offered some cloth and shea-butter to induce Karfa to comply with the proposal, which was accepted.

    Travels in the Interior of Africa — Volume 02

  • These merchants likewise carry on a considerable trade with Gedumah and other Moorish countries, bartering corn and blue cotton cloths for salt, which they again barter in Dentila and other districts for iron, shea-butter, and small quantities of gold-dust.

    Travels in the Interior of Africa — Volume 01

  • All abscesses they open with the actual cautery; and the dressings are composed of either soft leaves, shea-butter, or cows 'dung, as the case seems, in their judgment, to require.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

  • About two o'clock in the afternoon, a sort of hasty pudding, with a little shea-butter, is the common meal; but the supper constitutes the principal repast, and is seldom ready before midnight.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

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