arachis oil

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Arachis oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arachis%20oil. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

arachis oil

noun

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