See also: Shea

EnglishEdit

tree
nuts

EtymologyEdit

From Bambara si.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃi/, /ʃeɪ/[1], /ʃi.ə/, /ʃɪə/
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  • Rhymes: -iːə

NounEdit

shea

  1. A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda.
    • 1799, Mungo Park, chapter XVI, in Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, pages 202–203:
      The people were every where employed in collecting the fruit of the Shea trees, from which they prepare the vegetable butter mentioned in former parts of this work. [] They are not planted by the natives, but are found growing naturally in the woods; and, in clearing wood land for cultivation, every tree is cut down but the Shea.
  2. The fruit of this tree, having a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed.
    Synonym: shea nut

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ shea”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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shea

  1. Alternative form of shoo
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Shea's a gooude lickeen michel.
      She's a good-looking girl.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 54