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English definition of “shea butter”

shea butter

noun [U]     /ˈʃeɪˌbʌt.ər/ US  /-ˌbʌt̬.ɚ/
a yellow fat from a type of nut , used in make-up and soap and as a food : This product contains avocado oil and shea butter to leave your skin silky smooth .Fats and oils in food and cookingMake-up and skin care
(Definition of shea butter noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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