olive oil

noun

Definition of olive oil 

: a pale yellow to yellowish-green nondrying oil that is obtained from olives, is high in monounsaturated fat, and is used chiefly as a salad oil and in cooking

Examples of olive oil in a Sentence

a teaspoon of olive oil

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In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 And then there's the oil method, which extracts CBD using a carrier oil like olive oil. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, "What Is CBD? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 5 June 2018 While pasta cooks, sauté bell peppers and onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat until slightly caramelized, about 7 minutes. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 Vargas warns that mineral oil is a chronic offender, and Dr. Tanzi adds that olive oil and the oil du jour, coconut, easily clog pores, too. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 In 1898, Benedict Johnson and his B.J. Johnson & Company introduced bar soap made of palm and olive oils and cocoa butter. Tyler Watamanuk, New York Times, "When Did Soap, Once Simple, Get So Complicated?," 11 July 2018 For the marinade: In a bowl, stir the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil with the red wine vinegar, chopped thyme, garlic, red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A large round of pizza dough is grilled with veggies and ricotta, then drizzled with honey," 9 July 2018 Serve in a bowl with chopped cilantro and mint and a dash of Gjusta Bakery olive oil. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "With a New Malibu Pop-Up, Gjusta Goods Provides Everything You Need for a Boho Chic Day at the Beach," 9 July 2018 Those long, narrow terracotta vessels carried olive oil and wine along trade routes between North Africa and the Roman Empire, where Albania, then Illyria, was a crossroad. Llazar Semini, Fox News, "Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of olive oil

1566, in the meaning defined above

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olive oil

noun

English Language Learners Definition of olive oil

: a yellow to yellowish-green oil that is made from olives and used in cooking

olive oil

noun

Medical Definition of olive oil 

: a pale yellow to yellowish green edible oil obtained from the pulp of olives that is high in monousaturated fatty acids and is used chiefly as a salad oil and in cooking, in toilet soaps, and as an emollient

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