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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