butter tree

noun

Definition of butter tree

: any of various trees the seeds of which yield a substance similar to butter: such as
a : shea tree
b : a Himalayan tree (Madhuca butyracea) related to the illupi tree
c : a tropical African tree (Combretum butyrosum)

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“Butter tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20tree. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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