cottonseed oil

noun

Definition of cottonseed oil 

: a pale yellow semidrying fatty oil that is obtained from the cottonseed and is used chiefly in salad and cooking oils and after hydrogenation in shortenings and margarine

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The first edible oil in the U.S. was cottonseed oil. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "Good fats, bad fats, and why the ketogenic diet matters," 13 July 2018 Eventually, Procter & Gamble made Crisco, which is crystalized cottonseed oil. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "Good fats, bad fats, and why the ketogenic diet matters," 13 July 2018

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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cottonseed oil

noun
cot·ton·seed oil | \ ˈkät-ᵊn-ˌsēd- \

Medical Definition of cottonseed oil 

: a fatty oil that is obtained from cottonseed, is pale yellow after refining, contains principally glycerides of linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids, and is used chiefly in salad and cooking oils and after hydrogenation in shortenings and margarine

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