coconut oil

noun

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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Melt white chocolate and coconut oil in a medium microwave safe bowl in 22-second intervals until almost no, but a few, chocolate pieces remain. Abigail Wilt, ajc, "3 no-bake cookie recipes you'll love," 10 July 2018 Tahitian Tiaré is a mix of monoi and coconut oil and Tiaré-blossom extract inspired by an island getaway. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "These New Cruelty-Free Bodywashes Smell Like a Vacation," 8 June 2018 An at-home solution is to slather your hair in something that coats, like coconut oil, before going for a swim. New York Times, "Here’s Your Summer Hair Guide," 12 June 2018 In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and zest. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Can Re-Create Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Cake," 3 May 2018 Kitties will go nuts for the Chicken & Salmon Rustic Blend, which is beefed up with superfoods like coconut oil and turmeric. Sunset, "10 Best Healthy Pet Treats," 22 Jan. 2018 At medium speed, beat pure pumpkin, coconut oil, brown sugar, and egg until well combined; gradually beat in flour mixture, then pepitas and dried cherries. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pumpkin-Cherry Breakfast Cookies," 2 Nov. 2015 And then there was Mondo, a cannabis powder derived from cacao butter and coconut oil that's gunning to become an all-natural Xanax. Marian Bull, GQ, "Stoner Food Has Gotten Fully Baked," 7 June 2018 But many patients buy the oils, bake it into foods or infuse it into things like coconut oil, Goldstein said. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Pa. marijuana board OKs sale of cannabis leaf and flower," 9 Apr. 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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coconut oil

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coconut oil

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

coconut oil

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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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