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

Examples of coconut oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If sesame seed oil isn’t for you, try using coconut oil or sunflower seed oil. Celeste Polanco, Essence, 1 Sep. 2021 Tongan taekwondoka Pita Taufatofua, known for firing up entire stadiums by walking into Olympic Opening Ceremonies shirtless and slathered in coconut oil, was right at home during his first-round defeat here. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2021 All of her soaps contain beneficial additives (oatmeal, aloe vera, coconut oil and Moroccan clay) touted as healing treatments for skin disorders. Mike Klingaman,, 19 Aug. 2021 Plastered on the walls of his El Segundo, Calif., office are lines from critical reviews of the company’s meat-mimicking technology, which uses yellow peas, potato starch, coconut oil and other ingredients to replicate beef’s texture and sizzle. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, 7 July 2021 For example, the Nourishing Body Balm features a silky combination of coconut oil and shea butter, meanwhile, jojoba oil gives the Soothing Bath & Shower Oil its moisturizing feel. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 9 June 2021 For olive and unrefined coconut oil, this occurs around the 300-350°F range. Nico Avalle, Bon Appétit, 2 Aug. 2021 Frankincense can cause skin sensitivity, so do combine with a carrier oil like fractioned coconut oil before applying. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, 30 July 2021 All CocoBaba products are made with pure, certified organic coconut oil, and are 100% vegan, dermatologically tested, and completely free of silicones, parabens, and mineral oils. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of coconut oil

1681, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coconut oil was in 1681

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6 Sep 2021

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“Coconut oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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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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