shea butter

noun
a solid, greenish, yellowish, or whitish fat derived from the seeds of the shea tree, used for food and in the manufacture of soaps and candles.

Origin:
1840–50

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All products included shea butter and/or extract, including the refreshing moist towel.
The soaps, composed of almond oil and shea butter, are specially designed for sensitive skin.
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All rights reserved true for shea nuts and shea butter production and trade.
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