palm oil

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of palm oil

:an edible fat obtained from the flesh of the fruit of several palms and used especially in soap and lubricating greases

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First Known Use of palm oil

1625


PALM OIL Defined for English Language Learners

palm oil

noun

Definition of palm oil for English Language Learners

  • : oil that is obtained from the fruit of some palm trees and used in cooking and in making soap and other products


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