salad oil


: an edible vegetable oil suitable for use in salad dressings

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some were plastic trays filled with salad oil (to trap any insect that landed). Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 10 Feb. 2012 Andrea and Frank Sacco ran Consumers Outlet on Grand Avenue as well, selling La Rosa macaroni for 8 cents and Fiorello salad oil for 79 cents a gallon. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 7 Aug. 2022 For the coleslaw dressing recipe, shake together cider vinegar, salad oil, dry mustard, and caraway seeds, then let all the veggies marinate for a few hours before digging in. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 In 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat salad oil until hot; stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring. Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salad oil was in 1537

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Cite this Entry

“Salad oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

salad oil

: a vegetable oil fit for use in salad dressings
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