vanaspati

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noun va·nas·pa·ti \və-ˈnə-spə-tē, -ˈnä-\

Definition of vanaspati

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

Origin and Etymology of vanaspati

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


First Known Use: circa 1941


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