vanaspati

noun va·nas·pa·ti \ və-ˈnə-spə-tē , -ˈnä- \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of vanaspati

: a hydrogenated vegetable fat used as a butter substitute in India

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Origin and Etymology of vanaspati

borrowed from Hindi, short for vanaspati ghī, literally, "ghee from vegetable matter"


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