coconut oil


Definition of coconut oil

: a fatty oil or semisolid fat extracted from fresh coconuts and used especially in making soaps and food products

Examples of coconut oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coconut sugar, coconut flakes and coconut oil lend this berry crisp a nutty, tropical aroma. Washington Post, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 26 Aug. 2020 The gentle scalp scrub has soothing peppermint oil and moisturizing coconut oil to smooth away dryness or flaking. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "Briogeo's Award-Winning Hair Mask Just Went on Sale," 20 Aug. 2020 Any kind of oil — such as coconut oil, baby oil, or argan oil — can also work as a cleanser to remove hair dye. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "How to Remove Hair Dye From Your Skin, According to the Pros," 14 Aug. 2020 It low-key pulls double duty as a hair treatment and styling product, thanks to the nourishing aloe vera and coconut oil ingredients. Talia Gutierrez, Glamour, "We Tried Pattern Beauty's Styling Products for a Full Month," 12 Aug. 2020 Ayesha said that her daily routine typically begins with a coffee with Ghee and coconut oil blended. Eric Todisco,, "Ayesha Curry Shares the Healthy Lifestyle Tips that Helped Her Drop 35 Lbs. During Quarantine," 10 Aug. 2020 Repair: Try a coconut oil and honey mask from Wild and Naturals. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "11 Do-It-Yourself Home Face Masks That Bring The Spa To You," 22 May 2020 Place bittersweet chocolate in a small bowl with the coconut oil. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Everything you need to know about chocolate," 14 Feb. 2020 Two key ingredients Kendle removed from her routine were coconut oil and silicones, both of which are commonly used in products for natural hair and can create unwanted product buildup. Aimee Simeon,, "“Naked Hair” Is Fuelling A New Natural Hair Movement," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of coconut oil

1681, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coconut oil was in 1681

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5 Sep 2020

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“Coconut oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coconut oil

: an oil taken from coconuts that is used especially in making soaps and food products

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Medical Definition of coconut oil

: a nearly colorless fatty oil or white semisolid fat extracted from fresh coconuts and used especially in making soaps and food products

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