perilla oil

noun

Definition of perilla oil

: a light yellow drying oil obtained from the seeds of mints of the genus Perilla and used chiefly in varnish, printing ink, and linoleum and in the Orient as an edible oil

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“Perilla oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perilla%20oil. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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