corn oil

noun

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of corn kernels and used chiefly as salad oil, in soft soap, and in margarine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Those with more persistent problems can get free state permits that allow the holder to prevent goose eggs from hatching by coating them with corn oil or shaking them. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 11 Nov. 2022 Each group took either 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of cod liver oil or 1 teaspoon of corn oil, which served as a placebo, each day for six months over the winter. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 7 Sep. 2022 Refined corn oil is often used in frying, thanks to its smoke point of 450°. Bon Appétit, 15 Feb. 2022 However, lower risks were not found when comparing olive oil to vegetable oils such as corn oil and canola oil. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2022 Add the warm water and corn oil and mix together until well combined. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Publix is limiting the sale of items such as coconut flakes, dairy whipping cream, half & half creamers, frozen pie shells, frozen hashbrowns and canola, vegetable and corn oil. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 16 Dec. 2021 FirstCoastNews reported all Publix stores will limit sales on six items: coconut flakes, dairy whipping cream, half & half creamers, frozen pie shells, frozen hashbrowns and canola, vegetable and corn oil. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 10 Dec. 2021 MX Taco owner Ryan Manning watched his costs skyrocket for food and supplies such as chicken breasts and corn oil and made a decision: menu prices had to go up. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, 16 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corn oil was in 1879

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“Corn oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20oil. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

corn oil

noun

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of corn kernels and used chiefly in salad oil, in soft soap, and in margarine

Medical Definition

corn oil

noun

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of Indian corn kernels that is used in medicine as a solvent and as a vehicle for injections

called also maize oil

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