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

Examples of peanut oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some good options include vegetable oil, canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, and extra-virgin olive oil. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, "The best electric deep fryer of 2020," 25 Sep. 2020 In fact, some are often found in food products, such as lactose, peanut oil, and starch. Popular Science, "The ‘inactive' ingredients in your pills could harm you," 15 Sep. 2020 Canola oil, soybean oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What You Can (and Can’t) Eat on a Keto Diet," 23 June 2020 Cooking oils like olive oil and peanut oil are incredibly versatile in the kitchen and healthier for your body than butter, and there’s a super Southern cooking oil that every cook out there should be using: pecan oil. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "Pecan Oil Is the Secret Ingredient Your Southern Kitchen Is Missing," 8 June 2020 Carefully add 2 tablespoons peanut oil and chicken. Beth Segal, cleveland, "All in the family: Cooking with your kids while in quarantine," 5 May 2020 In a large saute pan, warm the remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil over medium-low heat. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland chef Bryant Terry brings international flair to vegan recipes," 5 May 2020 Add remaining peanut oil, then add broccoli and cook 2 minutes. Beth Segal, cleveland, "All in the family: Cooking with your kids while in quarantine," 5 May 2020 In a large bowl or baking dish, combine the lemon juice, 6 tablespoons water, ¼ cup of the peanut oil, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and a few turns of pepper. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland chef Bryant Terry brings international flair to vegan recipes," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of peanut oil

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peanut oil was in 1862

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28 Sep 2020

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“Peanut oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peanut%20oil. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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peanut oil

noun
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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