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[gee] /gi/
a kind of liquid butter, used especially in the cooking of India, made from the milk of cows or buffaloes and clarified by boiling.
Origin of ghee
1655-65; < Hindi ghī Unabridged
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  • During the marinating process, the royal chefs placed a hot coal in a small bowl and poured a few tablespoons of ghee on top.
  • Traditionally churned from yogurt, ghee is a type of clarified butter or butter without milk solids or water.
  • Add the ghee or oil, and when it is hot, add the cauliflower.
  • Income comes from sale of livestock: milk is seldom sold, although some may be converted into ghee for the market.
British Dictionary definitions for ghee


butter, clarified by boiling, used in Indian cookery
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghri sprinkle
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