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

Recent Examples on the Web

Add a swirl of flavorful fat, such as olive oil or butter to the chicken at the very end. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Weeknight chicken challenge met with a hot griddle and fast recipes," 11 Sep. 2019 In another bowl, combine the mustard, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. BostonGlobe.com, "Sheet-pan chicken with zucchini, tomatoes, and herbs," 10 Sep. 2019 Scrape the aromatics into a large bowl and stir in the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and olive oil. Los Angeles Times, "Fried Jerked Catfish from Post & Beam," 9 Sep. 2019 Instead, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt and olive oil do the trick. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Hold on to summer a bit longer with our 10 most popular recipes of the season," 31 Aug. 2019 Mix the sweet potato with sage, salt and olive oil. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Anti-inflammatory diet: a food fight against disease," 27 Aug. 2019 The berenjenas en escabeche are a light, simple start — marinated eggplant with a gentle vinegar and garlic bite and a lot of rich olive oil. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here's what to try at La Esquina Argentina, the East Valley's new Argentinian restaurant," 12 Aug. 2019 Finish each plate with a little olive oil on top of the tartare. Brittany Anas, The Know, "What Colorado’s top chefs cook when they go camping," 12 Aug. 2019 Caffeine works to lessen dark circles and puffiness while squalane, an ingredient derived from olive oil, aims to soothe and hydrate your skin. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "Want to fight dark circles? Look for these ingredients in your next eye cream," 10 Aug. 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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