kokum butter


ko·​kum butter
variants or less commonly kokum or cocum
plural -s
: a semisolid fat or liquid oil obtained from the seeds of a small East Indian tree (Garcinia indica) and used in India for food

called also Goa butter

Word History


kokum, cocum, from Marathi kokam, kokamb mangosteen

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“Kokum butter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kokum%20butter. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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