coconut oil

noun

: 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 This vegan floss stands out from the rest because it’s coated in coconut oil, which is naturally antibacterial. Cara Milhaven Published, Health, 10 July 2024 Avoid thicker, more unctuous types, like coconut oil, like the plague. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, 2 July 2024 Nair recalls making coconut oil growing up, from scraping and extracting milk to skimming and straining coconut cream. Essence, 28 June 2024 Guests can enjoy dishes of carpaccio infused with coconut oil and mango pomegranate salsa at the YLANGA Cocktails & Tapas Lounge on the property. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for coconut oil 

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coconut oil was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Coconut oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coconut%20oil. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

coconut oil

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

Medical Definition

coconut oil

noun
: 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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