ghee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ghee clarified butter used in Indian cookery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ghee Butter clarified by boiling, and thus converted into a kind of oil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ghee In the East Indies, a liquid clarified butter made from the milk of cows and buffaloes, coagulated before churning. It is highly esteemed and universally used as a substitute for oil in cooking, especially in the preparation of food for the Brahmans and religious mendicants, and in offerings to the gods. Ghee is largely used medicinally as an emollient and stomachic, and as a dressing for wounds and ulcers. For these purposes it is esteemed in proportion to its age. When carefully prepared from pure materials it will keep sweet for a great length of time, and it is not extraordinary to hear of ghee a hundred years old.
    • n ghee The solid fat obtained from the seeds of Madhuca butyracea, a tree found in northern India. It is used as a food, and also for an ointment, and in making soap and candles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ghee an Indian clarified butter, generally prepared from buffaloes' milk.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. ghī, clarified butter, Skr. ghṛta,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. ghī.

Usage

In literature:

Then we took Boh Na-ghee, Hicksey and I and the civil officer.
"Soldiers Three, Part II." by Rudyard Kipling
Speckless and spotless and shining with ghee, In the rearmost cart sat the Babu-jee.
"Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads" by Rudyard Kipling
Her brother saw her as before when he came round serving the ghee.
"Deccan Nursery Tales" by Charles Augustus Kincaid
The Arabs put this strong mixture away in vats to get it even stronger than East Indian ghee.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
It brings ghee to its own image.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
He is provided with wood, ghee, barley, rice, and tillee (sesamum).
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
Butter and lard are preferred to olive oil and ghee.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
He gives an amusing account of his indignation on finding that a vessel from which he had drunk was regarded by a "ghee-seller" as "defiled.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
In the night a sepoy came by with a large jar of ghee on his head.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
It was swept for years by an old black man named Charles M'Ghee, whose father had died in Jamaica at the age of 108.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Here he produced some ghee and chupatties, and half a dozen raw eggs.
"The Red Year" by Louis Tracy
He lived to taste of fire and boiling ghee.
"The Sirdar's Oath" by Bertram Mitford
His food consists of boiled rice, ghee, milk and sugar, etc., only once a day, without oil and salt.
"The Hindoos as they Are" by Shib Chunder Bose
The butler proceeded with his list of purchases; firewood, ghee, soup-meat, mutton, potatoes, fish, eggs, naming the price of each.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
But the rest of the world think it a great thing if they have ghee to their rice.
"Strange Stories" by Grant Allen
The servant then put some ghee on his tongue, and made him swallow it.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
They had a big meal, but perhaps grumbled a little at so much bread without any ghee.
"Birds in London" by W. H. Hudson
I go only to get some ghee for my curry from the village near by.
"A Bottle in the Smoke" by Milne Rae
The white is made with grain, onions, ghee (clarified butter), cloves, pepper and salt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
Then "The Children's Hour" by Ghee de Maupassant.
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
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In news:

16 ounces of chickpeas 14 ounces tomato sauce 2 tablespoons oil or ghee ¼ onion, minced 1 teaspoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
With last summer's NFL lockout leaving him with loads of idle time and no place to work out, former Jack Britt High School standout Brandon Ghee did the logical thing.
2 Tablespoons ghee* (or canola oil).
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AP File Photo Wake Forest's Brandon Ghee runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
Brazilian tech-house producer Gui Boratto (pronounced Ghee) stops by the KEXP studio with a fat set of shifty minimal electronica tracks that will provide the perfect soundtrack for your inner cinema.
Frank and Cora Ghee Belluomini.
Frank and Cora Ghee Belluomini both entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept 19, 2012.
3 tablespoons (45 mL) coconut oil or ghee.
The asparagus and walnuts pair perfectly with the sage and ghee in this recipe, but don't hesitate to mix it up.
Five media sistahs join Sharon McGhee March 22 at DuSable Museum for a special Women's History Month performance of Mc- Ghee's critically acclaimed stage production, The Pocketbook Monologues, taken from her book of the same name.
Pop briefly in hot ghee or oil to release flavors.
Other oils —such as sunflower or olive oil —could be used instead of the coconut oil, or you could use melted ghee or butter for a nonvegan cake.
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