variants or ghi
: a semifluid clarified butter made especially in India

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For serving In a large skillet with a tightfitting lid over medium-high heat, warm the ghee or butter until just shimmering. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2023 The guests were fed dates, wheat, and ghee – for days or weeks – and upon their departure were given a large batch of dates to sustain them on the next leg of their desert journey. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Mar. 2023 Scented with clove, ginger and cardamom, nihari is enriched with ghee and bone marrow, then cooked overnight and often eaten to break the fast during Ramadan. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 This creamer's ingredients are completely natural: organic coconut, grass-fed ghee, and MCT oil - without any artificial flavors or colors thrown in. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2023 Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet on medium heat and use a pastry brush to add enough ghee to the pan just to coat the whole surface. Urmila Ramakrishnan, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2022 At dinner time, this top-selling dish comes in a bigger portion ($40) and is served with a house green goddess sauce, spiced ghee and Marcona almond basmati rice. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Image courtesy Organic Keto Organic Keto Creamer with MCT Oil is a delicious and wholesome creamer made with organic coconut, MCT oil, and grass-fed ghee. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2023 A lot of the book was contending with the beauty of a culture that was lost in me, and also finding it through eating Ayurvedic food like dal, making my own ghee, and doing yoga. Jennifer Chen, SELF, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu ghī, from Sanskrit ghṛta

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ghee was in 1665

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“Ghee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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