Definition of vanaspati in English:

vanaspati

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of thick vegetable oil used in India.

    • ‘With this fresh impetus, the total edible oil processing capacity, including vanaspati, is expected to cross 20 million tonne per annum.’
    • ‘The other items being sold in the State are micro-refined sunflower oil, vanaspati, jam, honey, tomato sauce, squash, Markfed wheat, fruits and potatoes.’
    • ‘Vegetable ghee or vanaspati ghee is harmful as it contains nickel/aluminum.’

Origin

From Sanskrit vanas-pati, literally lord of the wood, lord of plants.

Pronunciation

vanaspati

/vəˈnʌspəˌtiː/