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Definition: Bassia butyracea
Mahwa tree \Mah"wa tree`\
An East Indian sapotaceous tree (Bassia latifolia
, and also
), whose timber is used for wagon wheels,
and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating
drink. It is one of the butter trees. The oil, known as mahwa
and yallah, is obtained from the kernels of the fruit.
(b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS.
butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`turon; either fr. boy`s ox,
cow + turo`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf.
1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by
2. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence,
or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the
chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of
antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly
solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao,
vegetable butter, shea butter.
, a small vessel for holding melted butter at
, the buttercup, a yellow flower.
, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of
butter; -- called also butter stamp
, either of the two middle incisors of the
(Bot.), a tree of the genus Bassia
, the seeds
of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The
butter tree of India is the Bassia butyracea
; that of
Africa is the Shea tree (Bassia Parkii
). See Shea tree
, a tool used in sampling butter.
, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called
also butter woman
. [Obs. or Archaic]