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

Examples of ghee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brush the salmon skin with a thin layer of a high smoke point fat (Brekke suggests avocado or vegetable oil or ghee) to promote more even cooking. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on the cooking surface. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 July 2024 This is why many in India take medicinal ghee, a ghee with a specific spice or herb in it. Alessandra Signorelli, Vogue, 20 June 2024 Its taste crosses the nutty, caramelized purity of homemade ghee with the unmistakable whomp of pork. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 The dough is rolled thin, brushed with ghee or oil and then rolled again to create the delicate texture. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for ghee 

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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 23 Jul. 2024.

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