isano oil

isa·​no oil | \ ə̇ˈsä(ˌ)nō- \

Definition of isano 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

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History and Etymology for isano oil

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 25 Oct. 2021.

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