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vanaspati

noun va·nas·pa·ti \və-ˈnəs-pə-tē, -ˈnäs-\

Definition of VANASPATI

:  a hydrogenated vegetable fat used as a butter substitute in India

Origin of VANASPATI

Hindi, short for vanaspati ghī, literally, ghee from vegetable matter
First Known Use: circa 1941

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