sesame oil

noun

Definition of sesame oil

: a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

Examples of sesame oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the Chili Crunch and seasoned Salts (in savory, spicy and tingly varieties], soy sauce and sesame oil, more new products launching this fall. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Add soy sauce, olive oil and sesame oil, and mix really well. Karena Armstrong, WSJ, 25 June 2021 This bestselling cream from Clarins, containing soothing sesame oil and Japanese mulberry extract, is a royal favorite. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, 10 Sep. 2021 The best online grocery stores are taking the place of the weekly pilgrimage to the farmers market, the after-work dash to the butcher, the biweekly trips to the local supermarket and the Asian market that stocks the good brand of sesame oil. Bon Appétit, 9 Sep. 2021 On a recent evening Randy researched a recipe for the sort of kimchi stir fry his mother once made for them and set out for supplies: green onion and seaweed, red pepper powder and a tin of sesame oil. New York Times, 10 June 2021 Branzino is first steamed, then charcoal-grilled and served over a bed of white kimchi, with a vial of sesame oil. John Mariani, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Make the sate: In a large bowl or gallon-size resealable bag, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, sugar and coriander. Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2021 The marinade combines soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and usually a sweetener like sugar or honey. Irene Yoo, Bon Appétit, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sesame oil

1870, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2021

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“Sesame oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesame%20oil. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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sesame oil

noun

Medical Definition of sesame oil

: a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

called also benne oil, teel oil

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