coconut oil


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tea tree oil works well with other natural ingredients like aloe vera or coconut oil. Iman Balagam, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Jan. 2023 Sodium fluoride, hydrated silica, calcium carbonate, xylitol, coconut oil Size 4.07 oz. Sam Peters, ELLE, 21 Jan. 2023 Some of these products do contain coconut oil or sulfates. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2023 Shea butter and coconut oil work hand-in-hand with honey to intensely moisturize, making Thorne's detangling routine a total breeze. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 29 Dec. 2022 Dip grew to popularity on TikTok with her biweekly coconut oil baths. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 28 Dec. 2022 These products have a potato starch and coconut oil base, and no nuts are involved in their production. Jais Tollette, USA TODAY, 7 Dec. 2022 Mix together the coconut sugar and melted coconut oil until creamy. Moon Bedeaux, Vogue, 5 Dec. 2022 The cannabinoids are then mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coconut oil was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Coconut oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

coconut oil

: a nearly colorless oil or soft white fat that comes from coconuts and is used especially in soaps and foods

Medical Definition

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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