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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In a bowl or tall microwave-safe drinking glass, microwave the semisweet chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil together in 20-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "Kawaii Sweet World’s Zoo Animal Banana Pops," 26 July 2019 Both products contain — no surprise here — a healthy dose of coconut oil, but that's where the similarities end. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kylie Skin's Summer Collection Just Launched," 23 July 2019 That's thanks to the addition of coconut oil, a natural antimicrobial that soothes while removing slippery plaque and sticky food scraps. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "This Coconut Oil Floss Turned Me Into a Daily Flosser," 29 June 2019 With the machine running, slowly pour in half of the coconut oil through the feed tube; then half of the lemon juice; and then the remaining half of each. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Everyone can celebrate July 4 with gluten-free, vegan cupcakes," 26 June 2019 The two-hour Underwater Rendezvous treatment features top-to-toe revitalizing massages with indigenous island coconut oil, made all the more soothing by the swirling currents beyond. Karen Carmichael, National Geographic, "Don’t scuba? Here are 10 other underwater thrills," 7 June 2019 Melt the coconut oil and add the cardamom and cook until the spice start to release its aroma, 25 to 30 seconds. Nik Sharma,, "A Brown Kitchen: Turmeric leaves embellish a special harvest dessert," 6 Aug. 2019 Add the coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla extract and stir with a spoon until smooth. Genevieve Ko,, "Chocolate chip cookies that are vegan, gluten-free and delicious," 17 June 2019 Plenty of people have been adding coconut oil and apple cider vinegar to their beauty routines for a while now. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "I Washed My Face With Manuka Honey for a Week—Here’s What Happened," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of coconut oil

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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