peanut oil


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 In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, bring peanut oil to 325 F. Drain marinade. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2021 Piping hot fries, cooked in peanut oil, are famously served with only salt and apple cider vinegar – no ketchup, not ever. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 Many chefs love peanut oil for frying, but that’s a nonstarter for anyone with a peanut allergy. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 Canola and peanut oil both work well and are affordable. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Feb. 2021 Some good options include vegetable oil, canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, and extra-virgin olive oil. Jennifer Blair,, 25 Sep. 2020 In fact, some are often found in food products, such as lactose, peanut oil, and starch. Popular Science, 15 Sep. 2020 Canola oil, soybean oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 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, 8 June 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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12 Aug 2021

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“Peanut oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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peanut oil

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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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