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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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  • And the sweetmeat-seller made his sweetmeats of flour and ghee without either sugar or salt, so that they were very nasty.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
  • The milk that remains after the meals should be turned into ghee or clarified butter.

  • The milk is made into ghee, or clarified butter, and large quantities are sent down to the towns by country boats.

  • The number of oil and ghee pots in use in the country is very large.

  • The rations consisted of rice, ghee, a little curry powder, and a portion of mutton.

  • It may be fruit, or brass pots, or ghee, or whatever else may be thought most acceptable.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • All the curd milk and ghee in the village were brought there with sweets, and all other articles of offering.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • In the night a sepoy came by with a large jar of ghee on his head.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
  • Well,” said the sepoy, very much frightened, “you may carry my ghee.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
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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