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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First Known Use of peanut oil

1862

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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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