Ghee Definition

In India, the liquid butter remaining when butter from cow's milk or buffalo milk is melted, boiled, and strained.
Webster's New World
A clarified semifluid butter used especially in South Asian cooking.
American Heritage

Origin of Ghee

  • From HindiUrdu घी/گھی (ghī), from Sanskrit घृत (ghṛta, “sprinkled”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Hindi ghī from Sanskrit ghṛtam gwher- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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