meadowfoam

noun

mead·​ow·​foam ˈme-(ˌ)dō-ˌfōm How to pronounce meadowfoam (audio)
: any of a genus (Limnanthes of the family Limnanthaceae) of annual herbs of the Pacific coast of North America having white or yellow flowers and including some (such as L. alba) grown for their seeds which yield an oil used chiefly as an industrial lubricant and in cosmetics

Examples of meadowfoam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This pretty little tube receives our top marks for feeling extra smooth and nourishing when applied on your lips, providing healthy hydration (thanks to grapeseed and meadowfoam oils, antioxidants, and sugar), and an array of shades to choose from. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 21 Jan. 2023 The formula contains meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract, delivering serious hydration and an array of nutrients to your skin with every application. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 29 Dec. 2022 Argan oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and squalene do most of the heavy lifting; repairing dry and damaged hair, smoothing frizz, and mending split ends. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 15 Sep. 2022 With cocoa seed butter, meadowfoam seed oil, and seven juicy antioxidants, your skin will love this refreshing, nourishing lotion. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022 Sugar, grapeseed oil and meadowfoam and black currant seed oils are the star ingredients that work together to prevent moisture loss while softening rough skin. NBC News, 20 Feb. 2020 Overnight Reset Oil-in-SerumA medley of seed oils, including meadowfoam and sunflower, are encapsulated and float in a serum spiked with acmella oleracea extract, which is known for plumping and smoothing like Botox without any needles involved. Devon Abelman, Allure, 10 Sep. 2019 It's formulated with olive and meadowfoam seed to penetrate the hair and bring moisture straight into the center of the shaft, and sweet almond to lock it in. Abigail Whittington, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2019 For those looking to ensure their makeup stays put, uncompromised, and extra luminous, this fast-absorbing primer defies the odds, gliding on smooth and invisible while hydrating the skin with illuminating meadowfoam seed oil. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 15 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meadowfoam was in 1897

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“Meadowfoam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meadowfoam. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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