isano oil


isa·​no oil
: an unsaturated fatty oil that is obtained from the kernel of the nuts of a West African tree (Ongokea klaineana) of the family Oleoceae, that polymerizes readily, and that is used in coatings

Word History


isano probably native name (of the tree Ongokea klaineana) in the Congo region of West Africa

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“Isano oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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