variants or mafurra
plural -s
: an East African tree (Trichilia emetica) having capsular fruit whose seeds yield a fatty substance resembling cocoa butter that is used for soap and candles

Word History


of Bantu origin; akin to Sotho & Ronga mafura, literally, fat, oil

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“Mafura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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