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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Recent Examples on the Web But cottonseed oil is still one of the most widely consumed edible oils in the country. Helen Zoe Veit, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Crisco Made Americans Believers in Industrial Food," 3 Feb. 2012 For decades, Crisco had only one ingredient, cottonseed oil. Helen Zoe Veit, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Crisco Made Americans Believers in Industrial Food," 3 Feb. 2012 Smear brisket with cottonseed oil and place on top of vegetables in pan and roast 20 minutes, uncovered. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Make-ahead beef brisket makes holiday prep easier," 13 Sep. 2019 Right now, about 5 percent of those seeds get planted, according to the National Cotton Council of America, and the rest is used, in various forms, for livestock feed, fertilizer, and cottonseed oil, which people can and do consume. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Apparently, it tastes like hummus.," 19 Oct. 2018 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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First Known Use of cottonseed oil

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Cottonseed oil.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cottonseed%20oil. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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cottonseed oil

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cot·​ton·​seed oil | \ ˈkät-ᵊn-ˌsēd- How to pronounce cottonseed oil (audio) \

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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