shea nut

noun

: the seed of the shea tree

Examples of shea nut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first ingredient, shea nut oil, provides similar benefits to shea butter, like relieving dryness, improving moisture levels, soothing irritation, and softening fine lines. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shea nut was in 1919

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“Shea nut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shea%20nut. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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