mafura

noun
ma·​fura
variants: or mafurra \ məˈfərə \
plural -s

Definition of mafura

: 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

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History and Etymology for mafura

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

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“Mafura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mafura. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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