peanut oil

noun

Definition of peanut oil 

: 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

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In a large pot or Dutch oven, bring peanut oil to 375 degrees checking with a thermometer. Houston Chronicle, "Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken Tacos," 2 Apr. 2018 In a large cast-iron skillet fitted with a candy thermometer, heat 1/4-inch peanut oil between 325 and 350 degrees F. Working in batches, pan-fry potatoes, turning frequently, until crispy and brown. Country Living, "Fried Sugar-Poached New Potatoes," 28 Sep. 2010 An infusion of hot chile flakes (often Tianjin chiles) in soybean or peanut oil. Sunset, "Asian Market Shopping Guide," 22 Jan. 2018 Price: $7 (3 Pieces), $8 (four pieces) Fish cooked in peanut oil. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Lenten Fish Fry Guide 2018: Find one in your neighborhood," 14 Feb. 2018 Whisk chilled poaching liquid, reserved peanut oil, and lime juice in a large bowl. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Spicy Chicken and Cabbage Salad," 19 May 2017 Add 1 ½ tablespoons corn starch and 2 tablespoons peanut oil. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Technique is the secret to Uncle Thai's Crispy beef," 6 Oct. 2017 Keeping peanut oil in the fridge may extend shelf life even further. Jessica Teich, USA TODAY, "You've been storing your food wrong—here are all the right ways," 13 Sep. 2017 Last night was the annual Pitchfork Fondue, so named for the regulation, farmyard-sized pitchforks upon which steaks by the dozen are skewered and then lowered into 50-gallon cauldrons of boiling peanut oil, to delicious result. Mike Sager, Smithsonian, "The Ultimate Summer Camp Activity: Digging for Dinosaurs," 13 Sep. 2017

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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peanut oil

noun
pea·nut oil | \ ˈpē-nət- \

Medical Definition of peanut oil 

: 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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