peanut oil

noun

: a colorless to yellow fatty nondrying oil that is obtained from peanuts and is used chiefly as a salad oil, in margarine, in soap, and as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetics

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Felicia Campbell, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2022 Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 Place shallots, brown sugar, fish sauce, Sriracha, peanut oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and ¼ cup lime juice in a blender. People Staff, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2022 Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 Most are refined, which is the common type of peanut oil. Valerie Agyeman, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2022 Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peanut oil was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Peanut oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peanut%20oil. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

peanut oil

noun

: a colorless to yellow fatty oil that is obtained from peanuts

Medical Definition

peanut oil

noun

pea·​nut oil ˈpē-nət- How to pronounce peanut oil (audio)
: a colorless to yellow nondrying fatty oil that is obtained from peanuts and is used chiefly as a salad oil, in margarine, in soap, and as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetics

called also arachis oil

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