olive oil


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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Brush or rub olive oil all over exterior of lettuce. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "You can grill that? 6 new recipes to try this season," 4 July 2019 Add lemon zest, jalapeño, honey, and remaining tablespoon olive oil and whisk to combine. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Grilled Summer Squash With Lemon-Scallion Dressing," 26 June 2019 Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to large skillet and heat until shimmering but not smoking. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "The thighs have it! Chicken pieces keep juicy flavor," 25 June 2019 Substitute 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar for red wine vinegar and reduce olive oil to 3 tablespoons. Washington Post, "The key to a crisp chopped salad is salting ahead of time," 17 June 2019 Sprinkle the top with the cheese, cover with the tomato caps and drizzle a little olive oil on top. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chorizo-Stuffed Tomatoes," 12 June 2019 And there would be no magic in combining a crappy olive oil with inferior CBD. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "A CBD Olive Oil That Lives Up to the Hype," 8 June 2019 Real Good Food began in late 1999, when Dixon and his wife, Judith, first tried some olive oil made by early farm-to-table restaurant Don Alfonso 1890 while driving up the Amalfi coast. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Real Good Food’s first store to feature fine olive oil, vermouth on tap," 4 June 2019 In a large pot, heat olive oil at medium heat and add onions. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "5 Energizing, Plant-Based Dishes This R.D. Relies on During Ramadan," 3 May 2019

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First Known Use of olive oil

1566, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of olive oil

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

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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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