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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Some oils, like avocado oil or peanut oil, are pricier because they are produced in smaller amounts and are harder to find. NBC News, "The best oils to use for cooking, according to nutritionists," 24 July 2019 The first step is simply drizzling a little peanut oil, which has a rich flavor that complements the meat, on the uncooked steaks. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make your Fourth of July menu sizzle with grilled steaks," 3 July 2019 Rub the steaks on both sides with the remaining peanut oil. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make your Fourth of July menu sizzle with grilled steaks," 3 July 2019 In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, toasted peanut oil, low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, and grated ginger. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spiralized Zucchini and Carrot Salad," 25 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of peanut oil

1862, in the meaning defined above

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peanut oil

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pea·​nut oil | \ ˈpē-nət- How to pronounce peanut oil (audio) \

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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