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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gheenoun

    clarified butter used in Indian cookery


  1. gheenoun

    A type of clarified butter used in South Asian cooking; usli ghee.

  2. gheenoun

    (in India) vegetable oil for cooking.

  3. Etymology: From Hindustani घी (ghī) /, from Sanskrit घृतं (ghṛta.n), sprinkled


  1. Ghee

    Ghee is a type of clarified butter, originating from India. It is commonly used in India for cooking, as a traditional medicine, and for religious rituals.


  1. ghee

    Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originated in ancient India and is commonly used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, traditional medicine, and religious rituals. It is prepared by heating butter and removing the milk solids, resulting in a rich, golden, aromatic substance that has a higher smoke point than regular butter and a slightly nutty flavor. Ghee is also praised for its potential health benefits and it is lactose-free, making it a suitable substitute for individuals with lactose intolerance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gheenoun

    butter clarified by boiling, and thus converted into a kind of oil

  2. Etymology: [Hind. gh clarified butter, Skr. ghta.]


  1. Ghee

    Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in South Asia and is commonly used in South Asian cuisine and ritual. The word ghee comes from Sanskrit: घृत and has several names around the world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ghee

    gē, n. an Indian clarified butter, generally prepared from buffaloes' milk. [Hind. ghī.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ghee

    The substitute for butter served out to ships' companies on the Indian station.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GHEE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ghee is ranked #20434 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ghee surname appeared 1,300 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ghee.

    66.9% or 870 total occurrences were Black.
    28% or 365 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghee in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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