a) A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte dIvoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda.
b) The fruit of this tree, having a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed.
Syn: shea tree, vitellaria, karité, Butyrospermum, shea nut

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