mafura

noun ma·fura \məˈfərə\
variants: or

mafurra

\məˈfərə\

Definition of mafura

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of mafura

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


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