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

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They’re cruelty-free, vegan, made with 45 percent coconut oil. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Lush’s New Foundation Sticks Look Like Babybel Cheeses," 26 June 2018 Emanating island vibes, the gluten-free option is derived from coconut meat, coconut water, and unrefined virgin coconut oil, creating a combination that works well for wrapping both savory and sweet ingredients. Grace Dickinson,, "Beyond bugs: 12 unique (and strange) ingredients at Mom's Organic Market and what to do with them," 16 May 2018 In addition to the aquafaba, there’s a touch of coconut oil and special seasoning. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Are Chickpeas the New Chic Peas?," 7 Dec. 2018 Ten of the shades are satin mattes—smooth (thanks to aloe vera and coconut oil), flat colors with a soft-focus finish. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "If You Buy Only One Palette This Year, Make It This," 29 Nov. 2018 Bulletproof coffee can also describe other recipes that combine coffee and fats, like those that swap MCT oil for coconut oil or ghee for butter. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Bulletproof Coffee, According to a Nutritionist," 5 Nov. 2018 One of my favorite natural lubricants is extra virgin coconut oil. Isadora Baum,, "How to Make Sex More Pleasurable If Your Partner Has a Ridiculously Big Penis," 7 May 2018 The formulations contain luxurious things like coconut oil and other amazing ingredients. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Linda Wells on Life After Allure and Her New Beauty Brand," 25 June 2018 Also good news: Because of Halsey’s tweet, Beekman 1802—one of the top 10 largest hotel amenity brands—just announced it's started to develop a shampoo with ingredients such as shea butter and coconut oil, specifically formulated for textured hair. Andrea Arterbery, Glamour, "For Women of Color, Hotel Shampoo Isn't Just Meh—It's Literally Unusable," 16 May 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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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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