arachis oil


ar·​a·​chis oil ˈa-rə-kəs- How to pronounce arachis oil (audio)

Word History


New Latin Arachis, genus that includes the peanut, from Greek arakis, diminutive of arakos, a legume

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arachis oil was in 1811

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“Arachis oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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arachis oil

ar·​a·​chis oil ˈar-ə-kəs- How to pronounce arachis oil (audio)
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