vegetable oil

DEFINITIONS OF: vegetable oil

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n any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants

Synonyms:
oil
Types:
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cooking oil
any of numerous vegetable oils used in cooking
sweet oil
mild vegetable oil when used as food; especially olive or edible rape oil
canola, canola oil
vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
coconut oil, copra oil
oil from coconuts
corn oil
oil from the germs of corn grains
cottonseed oil
edible oil pressed from cottonseeds
olive oil
oil from olives
palm oil
oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm
groundnut oil, peanut oil
an oil from peanuts; used in cooking and making soap
salad oil
any of several edible vegetable oils that can be used in salad dressings
safflower oil
oil from seeds of the safflower plant
sesame oil
oil obtained from sesame seeds
soyabean oil, soybean oil
oil from soya beans
sunflower oil, sunflower-seed oil
oil from sunflower seeds
walnut oil
oil from walnuts
madia oil
used as a substitute for olive oil
drying oil
an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
Type of:
edible fat
oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue
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