shea nut
noun Date: 1919 the seed of the shea tree

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • shea nut — noun : the seed of the shea tree * * * the seed of the shea tree and the source of shea butter. [1915 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • shea nut — the seed of the shea tree and the source of shea butter. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • shea-nut oil — noun : shea butter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shea butter — or Shea nut butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory colored natural fat extracted from fruit of the shea tree by crushing and boiling. Shea butter is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and an emollient. Shea butter is also edible. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Shea (disambiguation) — Shea may refer to:*Shea, (Vitellaria paradoxa, syn. Butyrospermum parkii, B. paradoxa) a tree indigenous to Africa *Shea Stadium, American baseball park in New York City *Shea butter or Shea nut butter, a slightly greenish or ivory colored… …   Wikipedia

  • shea — noun a) A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte dIvoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda. b) The fruit of this tree, having a thin, tart, nutritious pulp… …   Wiktionary

  • shea butter — shea but|ter [ˈʃi: bʌtə, ˈʃeı US tər] n [U] a type of oil from an African nut that is used in ↑moisturizers to make your skin less dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shea tree — ˈshē , ˈshā noun or shea butter tree or shea ( s) Etymology: shea from Bambara si : a rough barked tropical African tree (Butyrospermum parkii) of the family Sapotaceae having round to elongate fruits …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nut butter — Peanut butter A nut butter is a spreadable foodstuff made by crushing nuts. The result has a high fat content and can be spread like true butter, but is otherwise unrelated. Nut butters include: Almond butter Cashew butter Hazelnut butter… …   Wikipedia

  • shea — afrikinis sviestmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos aliejinis augalas (Vitellaria paradoxa), paplitęs Afrikoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Bassia parkii; Butyrospermum paradoxum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”